mail·​bag | \ ˈmāl-ˌbag How to pronounce mailbag (audio) \

Definition of mailbag

1 : a letter carrier's shoulder bag
2 : a pouch used in the shipment of mail

Examples of mailbag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2007, Sports Illustrated’s Paul Zimmerman made a case for Morgan in his reader mailbag and took offense to the receiver’s exclusion from that year’s pool of 120 preliminary Hall of Fame candidates. Globe Staff,, "Why have so many Patriots been overlooked so far for the Hall of Fame?," 9 Feb. 2021 The mailbag is weekly during football season but gets more infrequent during winter due to the scattershot nature of basketball schedules — when games are not called off, that is. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State mailbag: When will Spartans play basketball again? Mel Tucker's biggest need," 23 Jan. 2021 But the long pause is the perfect time for the return of the MSU mailbag. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State mailbag: When will Spartans play basketball again? Mel Tucker's biggest need," 23 Jan. 2021 Please stop sending me mailbag questions regarding Larry Krystkowiak’s job security. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Red All Over: Devin Lloyd’s return finishes Utah football’s major offseason business. Can the Utes contend in 2021?," 14 Jan. 2021 As the Chicago Bears prepare for a huge Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers with major stakes, Brad Biggs’ weekly Bears mailbag is full of questions about how much Sunday’s outcome will influence decisions about the franchise’s future. Brad Biggs,, "Chicago Bears Q&A: Is this team poised for a Cinderella run? Are the front office and coaches safe now, or will the Packers game swing decisions? Is Dwayne Haskins worth a look?," 30 Dec. 2020 So this week’s mailbag comes to you from not far from where MSU football coach Mel Tucker grew up in Cleveland Heights. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State mailbag: Has Mel Tucker proven he's the man for Spartans football?," 11 Dec. 2020 The Oregon mailbag will be a weekly Tuesday feature during the football season. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Oregon football mailbag: Kicker’s range and QBs," 8 Dec. 2020 Change is a familiar theme this year with the mailbag, particularly with Mel Tucker taking the reins of MSU football and Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman departing Tom Izzo’s basketball squad. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State mailbag: Foster Loyer's time to shine? Does football even count this year?," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mailbag

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Feb 2021

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“Mailbag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mailbag

: a large bag used for sending letters and packages in a truck, airplane, etc.
chiefly US : a bag carried by a person who delivers the mail

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