letter carrier

noun

Definition of letter carrier

: a person who delivers mail

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Synonyms for letter carrier

Synonyms

mail carrier, mailman, postie [British], postman

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Examples of letter carrier in a Sentence

we like to leave a little gift in the mailbox around Christmas for our letter carrier

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Her father, Jerry Fontanares, is a letter carrier at the San Marcos post office. San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, June 20," 20 June 2019 ESCONDIDO Letter carriers award three scholarships The Escondido Branch 2525 of the National Association of Letter Carriers recently awarded three scholarships of $500 each to children of local letter carriers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, June 20," 20 June 2019 Complaints from letter carriers assigned to Mailsters ranged from the front wheel getting stuck in trolley tracks to constant breakdowns, Pope says, and even one report of a massive dog toppling the vehicle. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "12 Geeky Ways to Deliver Mail: U.S. Postal Service Technology Through the Ages," 18 Jan. 2019 Also, in areas where a letter carrier would just walk across front lawns, they were now forced to go up and down every driveway. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "12 Geeky Ways to Deliver Mail: U.S. Postal Service Technology Through the Ages," 18 Jan. 2019 One minute the letter carrier was delivering mail outside West Palm Beach and the next the U.S. Postal Service employee was robbed by two people — including a man brandishing pepper spray. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "$50,000 reward offer to catch letter carrier robbers," 26 June 2018 The letter carrier got pepper-sprayed and assaulted. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Mail cops offer up to $50,000 for help finding duo who robbed postal worker," 26 June 2018 The protracted dispute involves unlikely foes: a professional suburban couple against neighborhood letter carriers. Maria Cramer, BostonGlobe.com, "Facing off with the US Postal Service," 13 July 2018 Though the letter carrier seemingly wasn't holding a grudge, the dogs had undeniably misbehaved. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Dogs steal mail carrier's lunch, then their apology note goes viral," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of letter carrier

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of letter carrier was circa 1552

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letter carrier

noun

English Language Learners Definition of letter carrier

US : a person who delivers mail

letter carrier

noun

Kids Definition of letter carrier

: a person who delivers mail

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