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we always give our faithful mail carrier a special card for Christmas
Recent Examples on the Web Indianapolis and federal police have made an arrest in connection to the fatal shooting of a mail carrier. Justin L. Mack, Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "21-year-old man arrested in fatal shooting of Indianapolis mail carrier Angela Summers," 29 Apr. 2020 Cashiers, flight attendants, delivery people, beat cops, bus drivers, mail carriers, food servers, pharmacists, help desk personnel… for so many working people, interaction with the public now feels fraught. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Everyone has a role in limiting the impact of coronavirus," 10 Mar. 2020 Sandra McConnell, a mail carrier in Rochester, New York, was among the first workers to lose her job as the program was tested in pilot regions. Maryam Jameel, ProPublica, "The Postal Service Fired Thousands of Workers for Getting Injured While Delivering and Processing Your Mail," 24 Feb. 2020 The postmaster general even enlisted 175,000 mail carriers nationwide to help, asking them to report anything suspicious, including someone on their route suddenly having an unexplained baby. Washington Post, "Reports indicate Michigan man may be baby abducted in 1964," 19 Dec. 2019 Carroll Shelby, the son of a mail carrier in rural east Texas who struggled financially much of his life, left a global legacy as an expert on car design, engineering and racing. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Carroll Shelby: Son of a mail carrier revolutionizes American racing," 24 Apr. 2020 The woman said her dogs have had problems with mail carriers, but had never bitten one before. cleveland, "Teen tells officer he and friends were on nature walk and smoking weed while in closed park: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 3 Apr. 2020 Others used sidewalk chalk to thank their mail carriers, FedEx and UPS drivers. Steve Hartman, CBS News, ""Kindness 101": Children send thank you notes to their heroes," 27 Mar. 2020 Two mail carriers told ProPublica they have been pressured to stay on their routes despite showing symptoms of COVID-19. Maryam Jameel, ProPublica, "Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms — and Often Without Hand Sanitizer," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of mail carrier

1788, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2020

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“Mail carrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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US : a person who delivers mail

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