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 While working as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service in the south Bronx, Bowen sprouted an idea that would change her life and the lives of many others. Laurel Donnellan, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Two drivers contracted to the post office set off in Columbia Mark 43s with satchels of mail lying on the seats; a letter carrier stood on a step bolted to the back of the vehicle to access mailboxes. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 Talavera, who served in the Navy in the 1970s, fell into homelessness after a stint as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2021 Prior to becoming a letter carrier Talavera worked as a waitress, landscaper, factory worker and spent nine years as a clown for the Ringling Brothers circus, traveling all over the United States and Japan. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2021 As a longtime letter carrier for the Oconomowoc Post Office and volunteer for his local fire department, Mark Becker knew his way around the Lake Country. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2021 Tom Valletta, her neighborhood’s letter carrier, would reach her mailbox and hand her a stack of envelopes. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Apr. 2021 Among those who could be convicted under the law was a letter carrier who unwittingly delivers a package of drugs, someone whose roommate hides drugs in a common living area, and someone who picks up the wrong bag at an airport, the majority noted. Gene Johnson, Star Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 Her home office was thereafter piled high with reports and agendas hauled up the hill on foot by Ed, the neighborhood letter carrier. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Mar. 2021

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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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8 Jun 2021

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“Letter carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter%20carrier. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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US : a person who delivers mail

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Kids Definition of letter carrier

: a person who delivers mail

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