postage meter

noun

Definition of postage meter

: a machine that prints postal indicia on pieces of mail, records the amount of postage, and subtracts it from a total paid amount for which the machine has been set

Examples of postage meter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, the postage meter company. BostonGlobe.com, "Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70 - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 His father worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, the postage meter company. BostonGlobe.com, "Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70 - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 His father worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, the postage meter company. BostonGlobe.com, "Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70 - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 His father worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, the postage meter company. BostonGlobe.com, "Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70 - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 His father worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, the postage meter company. BostonGlobe.com, "Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70 - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 His father worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, the postage meter company. BostonGlobe.com, "Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70 - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 His father worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, the postage meter company. BostonGlobe.com, "Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70 - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019 His father worked in sales at Pitney Bowes, the postage meter company. BostonGlobe.com, "Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70 - The Boston Globe," 28 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of postage meter

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Postage meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postage%20meter. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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postage meter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of postage meter

: a machine that stamps pieces of mail to show that postage has been paid

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