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What is the red plastic box (shown in the image below) called in English? It is used for packaging coca cola bottles, and holds about 24 of them.

stack of red plastic boxes holding empty coca cola bottles

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    Hi new user. This site IS NOT for questions like this. You're looking for the excellent English Learning site. ell.stackexchange.com – Fattie Oct 2 '18 at 11:47
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    @Fattie So as a monolingual, native English speaker, you're telling me that if I don't know the word for something, then I should go learn a second language, and then ask my question on ELL? Because ELL's description clearly says, "Q&A for speakers of other languages learning English". – Kenneth K. Oct 2 '18 at 13:36
  • Hi @KennethK. I would say, (1) it would be highly unusual if you or I did not know the word for this (2) it is, simply, definitely, a question for ELL ("What's the word for this obvious object?") (3) In the unusual case that you or I couldn't remember that word, I think yeah you'd ask on ELL. I would certainly ask on ELL if there was some very basic dictionary question I had. But it's hugely hypothetical. Just because ELL's description says "ABC" it does not mean you can ask totally off topic questions on here, I'd say. – Fattie Oct 2 '18 at 14:33
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    @Fattie It is not wrong to refer a person to ELL, but ELL is not our trashcan, and ELL has similar prior research requirements to ELU. It is an expert Q&A site for people who teach or are learning English. – MetaEd Oct 2 '18 at 18:15
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They are crates.

The Free Dictionary:

a. A container, such as a slatted wooden case, used for storing or shipping.
b. A container, usually of plastic, metal, or wood, used to house or transport an animal.

In this case it's meaning (a), though it is nowadays usually plastic to transport bottles.

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