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

  • n. See mailman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone (implied male) who delivers the post (mail) to, and/or collects the post from, residential or commercial addresses, or from public mailboxes.
  • n. One of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer, who have precedence in motions, so called from the place where he sits, the other of the two being the tubman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A post or courier; a letter carrier.
  • n. One of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer, who have precedence in motions; -- so called from the place where he sits. The other of the two is called the tubman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A barrister in the Court of Exchequer in England, now merged in High Court of Justice, who had precedence in motions: so called from the place where he sat.
  • n. A post; a messenger; a courier; one who rides post.
  • n. A mail-carrier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man who delivers the mail

Etymologies

post +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

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