mail·bag | \ˈmāl-ˌbag \

Definition of mailbag 

1 : a letter carrier's shoulder bag

2 : a pouch used in the shipment of mail

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Speaking of the time to shut it down and take a little vacation, the mailbag will return when training camp gets going. Brad Biggs,, "Bears Q&A: How does offense stack up to '17 Chiefs? What position battles loom on offensive line?," 12 June 2018 These and other questions are answered in this special midweek edition of our mailbag., "Will Denzel Ward start for the Browns in Week 1? Hey, Mary Kay!," 15 May 2018 And, yes, inside jokes are allowed because this is my mailbag. K.c. Johnson,, "Bulls Q&A: Will they trade up for Mo Bamba? Have they made a draft promise?," 5 June 2018 And finally, as promised, a bit of positive mail to end this week’s mailbag: From: MJ To: Michael Harriot Good Morning Michael! Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: Blame Obama and My Mama," 2 Mar. 2018 According to police, the robber approached a 44-year-old man putting a baby into a car on the 5400 block of North 2nd Street about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, pulled a gun from his mailbag and forced the victim back into his home. Joseph A. Gambardello,, "Robber dressed as postal worker, pulled gun from mail bag, police say," 25 Jan. 2018 Union-Tribune beat writer Dennis Lin discusses in his latest Padres mailbag. Jeff Sanders,, "First pitch: Jordan Lyles picked to start in Saturday's doubleheader," 2 Sep. 2017 More: Red Wings mailbag: Will Darren Helm, Luke Glendening be dealt? Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Why Detroit Red Wings short-term deal with Anthony Mantha makes sense," 11 July 2018 From the mailbag Question: Why is the flag backwards on all MLB players uniforms this weekend? Matt Breen,, "What a Phillies trade for Cole Hamels might mean for their rotation | Extra Innings," 5 July 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.

: a bag carried by a person who delivers the mail

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