- (context, literal) A crate for packing soap, or, by extension, any inexpensive crude platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it, especially when used for speeches.
- The madman obtained a which he stood on at the corner of Broadway and Wall street, to shout out his prophesy of the end of the world.
- (context, figurative, idiom) A talk about one's pet topic (or the topic itself,) especially when only tangentially relevant to an ongoing discussion.
Etymology: soap + box
- French: tribune, estrade
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for soapbox for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.