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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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 It was created by Victor Hugo Green, an African-American mail carrier who lived in Harlem and worked in nearby Hackensack, New Jersey. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Green Book builds a feel-good comedy atop an artifact of shameful segregation. Yikes.," 7 Jan. 2019 Manley said authorities don't believe the packages came from a delivery through the U.S. Postal Service or private mail carriers, and the placement on the home's front doorstep also indicated a similarity to the blast earlier this month. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Austin package explosions leave teen dead, women hurt after three blasts in 2 weeks," 12 Mar. 2018 Bob was a proud rural mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Chester for 35 years, receiving an award for having driven more than a million miles without an accident. Hartford Courant,, "Robert J. Blair," 6 July 2018 San Antonio is tied for sixth place with Baltimore in the Postal Service’s annual list of 30 major cities with dog attacks against mail carriers with 44 reported attacks each. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Dog lovers and mail carriers work together to make San Antonio safer," 11 Apr. 2018 Now, four suspects in the case are in custody in Sacramento County jails on various federal charges ranging from conspiracy to destruction of mail to assault of a mail carrier, court documents say. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "‘Dude, I have a magical key for all mailboxes.’ Missing some mail? Better read this | The Sacramento Bee," 6 Apr. 2018 Attacks on mail carriers have climbed steadily since 2013, the Washington Post has reported. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "'My dog won't bite.' Charlotte mail carriers know different, stats show. | Charlotte Observer," 3 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of mail carrier

US : a person who delivers mail

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