letter carrier


Definition of letter carrier

: a person who delivers mail

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Americans had just embraced the latest innovation from what was then called The United States Post Office Department: for the first time, letter carriers were carrying packages too. National Geographic, "CREATE A FREE NAT GEO ACCOUNT TO CONTINUE READING," 18 May 2020 Clay was an essential worker, and had been working as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service for two years, the Sun-Times reported. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Chicago Mom of 3 Who Worked as Postal Carrier Dies of Coronavirus Less than a Week After Giving Birth," 11 May 2020 Federal prosecutors have filed murder and other charges against a man accused of killing a letter carrier in Indianapolis after his mail was suspended because of an aggressive dog. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Suspect in letter carrier's killing confronted her over suspended mail, documents say," 30 Apr. 2020 In eastern Iowa on Tuesday, Kelly Manning had just finished her route as a letter carrier for the Postal Service, which has lost millions in revenue during the pandemic even as Mr. Trump tries to block relief funding for the agency. New York Times, "Our 2020 Election Guide," 13 Apr. 2020 As for letter carriers who go door to door, new rules are quickly taking hold. Sam Dolnick, BostonGlobe.com, "As postal workers fall sick, colleagues keep working. And worrying.," 23 Mar. 2020 As for letter carriers who go door to door, new rules are quickly taking hold. Sam Dolnick, New York Times, "As Postal Workers Fall Sick, Colleagues Keep Working. And Worrying.," 23 Mar. 2020 Mufeed Ahmad Malik, a high school physical education teacher, walks through villages in south Kashmir like a letter carrier, delivering homework assignments door to door. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, "Anxious and Cooped Up, 1.5 Million Kashmiri Children Are Still Out of School," 31 Oct. 2019 Rural letter carrier Irene Pressley, 64, was found dead in Williamsburg County on Monday. Sarah Jackson, NBC News, "South Carolina postal worker murdered along route, police seeking help from public," 27 Sep. 2019

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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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5 Jun 2020

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“Letter carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter%20carrier. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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US : a person who delivers mail

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: a person who delivers mail

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