date stamp


Definition of date stamp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an implement or device for stamping a date and often (as on postal matter) related information (as place of origin or receipt)
2 : the date and related information stamped by a date stamp


transitive verb

Definition of date-stamp (Entry 2 of 2)

: to stamp with a date the post office date-stamps outgoing mail he date-stamped each letter when he opened it

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“Date stamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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