mail carrier


Definition of mail carrier 

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letter carrier, mailman, 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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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 Morrow said in more than 20 years, she's never heard of a mail carrier being attacked. Sarah Brookbank,, "Mail delivery stopped in Hawaiian Terrace after attack on mail carrier," 28 June 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. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Dog lovers and mail carriers work together to make San Antonio safer," 11 Apr. 2018 Once your bag is full, simply seal it and leave it outside for the mail carrier to pick up. Alessandra Puccio /, NBC News, "Finding your (hidden) value," 13 July 2018 Here is an update to their shameful act of stealing the mail carrier's lunch. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Dogs steal mail carrier's lunch, then their apology note goes viral," 6 July 2018 Her father was a longtime mail carrier who loved his family, fishing and his beloved, gleaming Cadillacs. Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times, "At 98, the Army Just Made Him an Officer: A Tale of Racial Bias in World War II," 29 June 2018 The bride’s father retired as a mail carrier in Suffolk for the Postal Service. New York Times, "Denise Jones, Anthony Baker," 1 July 2018

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who delivers mail

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