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 Following the war, Mr. Freeman graduated from Mississippi State and worked as a letter carrier for 32 years. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 6 July 2022 Tony Cushingberry, 23, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in the 2020 death of letter carrier Angela Summers, the U.S. attorney’s office for Southern Indiana said. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 7 July 2022 The final incident that day happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. in Columbia, Maryland, where a suspect approached a letter carrier, brandished a firearm and demanded property. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 3 July 2022 According to a news release, the letter carrier was at the intersection of West Hinsdale Avenue and South Stough Street at around 1:18 p.m. when confronted with the male suspect who later fled the area in a black 4-door sedan. Zareen Syed, Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2022 The Postal Service asked that when a letter carrier arrives at a residence, dogs should be inside or behind a fence, away from the door or in another room or on a leash. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 June 2022 Guardsmen bring in the mail, along with a letter carrier to deliver it. New York Times, 6 May 2022 The alleged scheme began to unravel last month when authorities began investigating an assault of a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 The Postal Service referred questions to the Postal Inspection Service, which investigates letter carrier robberies along with local police departments. NBC News, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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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

letter case

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26 Jul 2022

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“Letter carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter%20carrier. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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: a person who delivers mail


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