postal service


Definition of postal service

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Recent Examples on the Web This arrangement resizes postal service to fit local needs, offering products and setting prices the market is willing to pay. WSJ, 3 Mar. 2022 Natashi Garvins, a postal service spokesperson, said three mail carriers were attacked altogether. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2022 Notable customers include Aramark and postal service delivery vans, school buses for California school districts, and shuttle buses and trolleys in Colorado. Jeff Kart, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2022 Foy said the department informed mail carriers that they were allowed to defend themselves and suggested the use of pepper spray, which postal service workers are allowed to carry. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2022 In that scheme, Billye Harris, of Harvey and Stephon Johnson, of Alsip, recruited postal service employees to steal mail that contained credit cards, according to the indictment. Mike Nolan,, 28 Feb. 2022 The White House says the postal service has delivered most kits within 48 hours of receiving an order. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 Upon his appointment by Trump two years ago, DeJoy—the first postmaster general in 20 years to have no prior experience with the postal service—immediately gutted the agency by cutting overtime, shortening hours, and decreasing delivery trips. Mekedas Belayneh, The New Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 More often, that’s meant turning to the postal service. Byeli Cahan, ABC News, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of postal service

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postal service was in 1885

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20 Jun 2022

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“Postal service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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Kids Definition of postal service

: a government department in charge of handling the mail


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