from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See letter carrier.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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."

    “It was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

  • 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.

    The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • One month later the mail carrier told Ladice he had left a letter from Southern University for her at the plantation post office.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce


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