mail drop


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web TrustCor has a small staff in Canada, where it is officially based at a UPS Store mail drop, company executive Rachel McPherson told Mozilla in the email discussion thread. Joseph Menn, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2022 The blue mail drop box at that location has been subjected to ongoing tampering and damage. cleveland, 25 Nov. 2022 The physical address in Toronto given in its auditor’s report, 371 Front St. West, houses a UPS Store mail drop. Joseph Menn, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2022 The 2022 general election will be Illinois’ first major election since legislation expanding vote-by-mail and mail drop box voting programs passed, Chicago Votes Co-Executive Director Stevie Valles said. Jake Sheridan, Chicago Tribune, 1 Nov. 2022 Supervisors in the three counties also can relocate and consolidate polling places and designate new locations for vote-by-mail drop boxes — which the state now calls secure ballot intake stations. Hurricane Ian, Orlando Sentinel, 13 Oct. 2022 Vote-by-mail ballots were mailed on or before Monday, Oct. 10. Vote-by-mail drop boxes open Tuesday, Oct. 11, so voters can start voting and returning these ballots as soon as they are received. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2022 Back in town, Biff and Cindi Bowen retrieved a mail drop and stuffed themselves on pizza, ice cream, and beer. Earl Swift, Outside Online, 2 Sep. 2015 The new law limits how vote-by-mail drop boxes can be used, requires voters to ask for a vote-by-mail ballot and prohibits non-poll workers from giving food or drink to voters waiting in line. Mike Schneider,, 30 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mail drop was in 1945

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“Mail drop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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