mail drop


Definition of mail drop

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 With just a week left until Election Day, local election officials are suggesting Hoosiers using voting absentee-by-mail drop off their ballots in person. Lydia Gerike, The Indianapolis Star, "It may be too late to return your absentee ballot by mail. Here's what to do instead.," 27 Oct. 2020 But, according to Ernie Swanson, a spokesperson for the USPS., there was at least one mail drop box left behind at all of the locations where mailboxes were removed. oregonlive, "Where to drop your Oregon ballot so it is counted in time," 12 Oct. 2020 Not so William Faulkner, the high school dropout, jilted lover, and lackadaisical postmaster of the University of Mississippi’s mail drop from 1921 to 1924. David Beard, National Geographic, "They were famous—and delivered your mail," 20 Aug. 2020 The lobby will continue to be open 24/7 for PO box access and mail drop boxes. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "After 50 years, a change of address for post office in Alamo Heights," 6 July 2020 There are nine vote centers and 22 vote-by-mail drop boxes, and turnout so far is at least 33%. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Could Mike Garcia be the first Republican to flip a California House seat since 1998?," 12 May 2020 Residents using other Alaska post offices are encouraged to mail returns early in the day and check the collection times on each mail drop box to ensure Tuesday pickup. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Last-minute tax filers: The Anchorage airport post office is open late for postmarks," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of mail drop

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Nov 2020

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“Mail drop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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mail drop


English Language Learners Definition of mail drop

: a place or address where mail or messages can be left for someone
: a box in which mail can be placed

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