mail drop

noun

1
: an address used in transmitting secret communications
2
: a receptacle or a slot for deposit of mail

Examples of mail drop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The boat traverses the lake and makes about 50 mail drops. Katy Spratte Joyce, Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2024 Either the accommodations were very crowded inside or this was all sleight of hand—an illustrious address functioning as a mail drop. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 The problem has only gotten worse and postal authorities and bank officials are warning Americans to avoid mailing checks if possible, or at least to use a secure mail drop such as inside the post office. Ken Sweet, Fortune, 13 June 2023 The problem has only worsened and postal authorities and bank officials are warning Americans to avoid mailing checks if possible, or at least to use a secure mail drop such as inside the post office. Ken Sweet, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for mail drop 

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mail drop was in 1945

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“Mail drop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mail%20drop. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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