mail carrier


Definition of mail carrier

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Synonyms for mail carrier


letter carrier, mailman, postie [British], postman

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Examples of mail carrier in a Sentence

we always give our faithful mail carrier a special card for Christmas

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Chicago police have run out of leads in the disappearance of Kierra Coles, a mail carrier who was last seen on Oct. 2 near her Chatham apartment, says her family. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Chicago’s hottest week of the year, cashing in on the Humboldt Park gator and other things to know to start your day," 16 July 2019 Cal Fire inspectors are allowed to enter a driveway, much like a mail carrier or delivery truck driver. San Diego Union-Tribune, "California’s not enforcing wildfire-prevention rules for homeowners, leaving tens of thousands of properties vulnerable to big blazes," 7 July 2019 The service says mail carriers across the country suffered more than 5,700 dog attacks last year. USA TODAY, "Kacey Musgraves, sneaker flap, skiing in July: News from around our 50 states," 3 July 2019 Correction: An earlier version of this article mischaracterized which mail carriers drug traffickers prefer. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Drug traffickers’ favorite way to move fentanyl is FedEx and USPS," 30 May 2019 One was a mail carrier, while a woman was on her way to work in the other vehicle. Fox News, "Mississippi highway gunfire suspect caught," 31 July 2018 For most mail carriers who drive the LLVs on a daily basis, the fires aren't unusual, because they are expected. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "The U.S. Postal Service Doesn't Know Why Its Trucks Keep Catching on Fire," 14 May 2019 Shown, Ginny Klein, a mail carrier, on Thursday in Oshkosh, Wis. Jake Holland, WSJ, "Heavy Snow in the Plains in April: A Rancher’s Struggle," 11 Apr. 2019 Julie Williams, a real estate agent and mom of two in Villa Park, CA, once gave tips to her mail carrier, her housecleaner, and others. Carmen Wong Ulrich, Good Housekeeping, "Spend Less, Give More," 15 Nov. 2011

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First Known Use of mail carrier

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mail carrier was in 1788

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US : a person who delivers mail

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