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

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First things first for those new to the Warriors mailbag. Mark Medina, The Mercury News, "Warriors mailbag: Will Kevin Durant return in the NBA Finals?," 7 June 2019 By The Miami Herald Heat mailbag is here to answer your questions. Anthony Chiang, miamiherald, "Mailbag: Should Heat trade ‘veteran guard’ for Suns’ No. 6 pick? It’s not that easy," 4 June 2019 And where is the link/bug/tag line on how to send items to the mailbag? Jon Wertheim,, "Five Thoughts From Day One of Wimbledon," 2 July 2018 Catching up on a few more questions in our latest Seahawks mailbag, including looking again at a topic that figures to dominate the offseason conversation — do the Seahawks run it too much at the wrong times? Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks mailbag: Debating Seattle’s late-game offensive philosophy," 4 Feb. 2019 Every ship that clears from a foreign port, and every mailbag from overseas, is a potential carrier of contraband. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Rewind: What Guarding Uncle Sam's Borders Was Like in 1925," 11 Feb. 2019 Deuter Kid Comfort 3 Child Carrier Deuter was founded in 1898 and got its start making durable mailbags for the Bavarian Mail Service. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Hike With Your Kids Using These Child Carrier Backpacks," 28 Nov. 2018 Dear Carl: Please refer to any one of our previous mailbags for an automated response. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: The Story of Clapback-idon," 8 June 2018 Ryan Divish touched on how Cano’s return could impact Dee Gordon, who moved back to playing second everyday in his absence, in a previous mailbag. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "Mariners Game Day: Wade LeBlanc opens series against Rangers in Texas," 6 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of mailbag

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mailbag was in 1812

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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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