letter carrier


: a person who delivers mail

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 The key was stolen from a letter carrier in Everman on Sept. 20, according to the release. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 Apr. 2024 Individuals who are convicted of mail theft can face up to five years in prison, possession of postal keys up to 10 years in prison and those who rob letter carriers can face up to 25 years in prison, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2024 The retired teacher has created his own hobby/part-time job: person-to-person letter carrier. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 July 2023 Last month, a St. Paul man was federally charged with the armed robbery of letter carriers for mailbox keys in Edina and Brooklyn Center. Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, 13 Feb. 2024 The first witness who testified in Mosby’s defense was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service who was assigned the route including the home the couple lived in in Reservoir Hill. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 24 Jan. 2024 Luger’s office gave the following details: On Nov. 18, 2023, Rubin David Adams, 26, of St. Paul allegedly pointed a handgun at a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in Edina and demanded a mailbox key, which the carrier did not have. Kristi Miller, Twin Cities, 8 Jan. 2024 Since July, there have been at least 13 assaults on USPS letter carriers on duty in and around Boston, the statement said. Claire Law, BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2023 Prosecutors say the next day, on Nov. 19, Adams pointed a gun at a letter carrier’s head in Brooklyn Center and demanded two mailbox keys. Kristi Miller, Twin Cities, 8 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of letter carrier was circa 1552

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“Letter carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter%20carrier. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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letter carrier

: a person who delivers mail
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