post·​al ˈpō-stᵊl How to pronounce postal (audio)
: of or relating to the mails or the post office
: conducted by mail
postal chess
: insanely or murderously violent
usually used in the phrase go postal

Examples of postal in a Sentence

Postal rates are going up. The city worked to quickly restore postal service.
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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of postal was in 1842

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“Postal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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post·​al ˈpōs-tᵊl How to pronounce postal (audio)
: of or relating to mail or to the post office

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