penny post


Definition of penny post

1a : a postal system carrying a letter for a penny:
(1) : a system established in London about 1680
(2) : the former system of Great Britain established in 1840
(3) : a local mail service in colonial America carrying letters from post office to addressee
b : a mail carrier in such a system
2 : a common American marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle americana)

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“Penny post.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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