letter carrier

noun

Definition of letter carrier 

: a person who delivers mail

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Synonyms for letter carrier

Synonyms

mail carrier, mailman, 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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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 That was the case for Justin Puglisi, 39, a letter carrier active in the Air National Guard. Author: Roni Caryn Rabin, Anchorage Daily News, "Blurred vision, burning eyes: This is a Lasik success?," 12 June 2018 On the contrary, the neighborhood's friendly letter carrier actually left the family a note out of concern for the dogs' well-being. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Dogs steal mail carrier's lunch, then their apology note goes viral," 6 July 2018 That was the case for Justin Puglisi, 39, a letter carrier active in the Air National Guard. Author: Roni Caryn Rabin, Anchorage Daily News, "Blurred vision, burning eyes: This is a Lasik success?," 12 June 2018 In the search for help in finding the two people who robbed a Palm Beach County letter carrier, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced a reward that tops out at $50,000. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Mail cops offer up to $50,000 for help finding duo who robbed postal worker," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of letter carrier

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

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letter carrier

noun

English Language Learners Definition of letter carrier

: a person who delivers mail

letter carrier

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Kids Definition of letter carrier

: a person who delivers mail

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