mail·er | \ˈmā-lər \

Definition of mailer 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that mails

2 : a container for mailing something

3 : something (such as an advertisement) sent by mail


biographical name
Mai·ler | \ˈmā-lər \

Definition of Mailer (Entry 2 of 2)

Norman 1923–2007 American author

Examples of mailer in a Sentence

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And there was never enough money for an end-of-campaign mailer or polling that might have swayed undecided voters. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "The science candidates: Jess Phoenix says her defeat shows how much in politics needs to change," 15 June 2018 Countless mailers detail his Republican-leaning votes in the Assembly and 93 percent NRA rating in 2010. Michael Smolens,, "The final push for team Gonzalez Fletcher," 27 May 2018 The reports, filed Thursday with the state, insure that Californians will continue to see a barrage of advertisements and mailers up until the June 5 primary. Patrick Mcgreevy,, "Three candidates in California's race for governor have millions to spend in final days before primary," 26 May 2018 Alumni of Obama’s two presidential campaigns also piled on to Lipinski last week after the pro-Lipinski Super PAC United for Progress sent campaign mailers that included an image of the former president. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Conservative Democrat Rep. Lipinski clings to slim lead in primary challenge," 21 Mar. 2018 Most of the mailers came after a Baltimore Sun/University of Baltimore poll released two weeks ago showed Brochin leading with 30 percent support. Pamela Wood,, "Redmer declares win in GOP Baltimore County executive race; Dems too close to call," 27 June 2018 Democrats said the mailer was attempting to persuade white voters not to send another black representative to Congress. Paul Sonne And Lisa Rein, miamiherald, "Trump's VA pick, a longtime aide to polarizing politicians, has defended extreme views," 26 June 2018 The mailers will urge the eligible voters to register before the Aug. 14 partisan primary election and the Nov. 6 general election. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Elections Commission to send 384K postcards urging voter registration," 15 June 2018 State law requires the mailer to carry an asterisk next to names of candidates who paid for the spot. Taryn Luna, sacbee, "That political mailer on your kitchen counter isn't what it seems," 30 May 2018

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circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of mailer

: a person or organization that mails something

: a container used for mailing something

: something (such as an advertisement) that is sent by mail

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