from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See letter carrier.
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- n. Mailperson, somebody who delivers mail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who delivers the mail; -- also called a letter carrier. A male mail carrier is also called a mailman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person employed in carrying the mail between post-offices, or over a specified mail-route.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man who delivers the mail
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Before he caught the "Klondike fever" Tarwater had served many years as a mail carrier in the Santa Rosa area and, as the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported in its news of his death, "Few men were better known, and at every fireside in Sonoma county he was a welcome guest."
Ruth could picture the mail carrier dragging over a sackful of them every day, spilling them onto the driveway, her mother's hopes and logic jumbled into the same pile.
One month later the mail carrier told Ladice he had left a letter from Southern University for her at the plantation post office.