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 That’s why the vast majority of this week’s mailbag questions dealt with future possibilities. Connor Letourneau,, "Warriors mailbag: Draymond Green’s future? Trade-exception targets?," 18 Feb. 2020 More from the mailbag: Does it make sense to trade Luke Glendening? Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings mailbag: Why Steve Yzerman backs coach Jeff Blashill," 29 Jan. 2020 Those are the focal points in this mailbag edition. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "How will Steve Yzerman shape the Detroit Red Wings at trade deadline," 18 Jan. 2020 This week’s mailbag dug into some of the most pressing questions. Connor Letourneau,, "Warriors mailbag: Alen Smailagic’s future? Chances of a Marquese Chriss return?," 12 Jan. 2020 Victor, thanks, as always, for your contribution to the mailbag. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Rockies Mailbag: Colorado’s “train wreck” pitching, hot stove updates, juiced baseballs and more," 6 Nov. 2019 More: Detroit Red Wings mailbag: What on earth is wrong with them? Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings struggle again on offense in 5-3 loss despite Adam Erne's breakthrough," 18 Dec. 2019 Here's a sampling of the mailbag, lightly edited for context and clarity. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "You Tell Us: Should People Use Facial Recognition?," 18 Dec. 2019 Judging by this week’s mailbag questions, Golden State fans are curious about how the team’s current struggles could help buoy its chances of becoming the next San Antonio Spurs. Connor Letourneau,, "Warriors mailbag: D’Angelo Russell’s trade value? Team’s offseason plans?," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of mailbag

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Mar 2020

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“Mailbag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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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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