postbag

noun

post·​bag ˈpōs(t)-ˌbag How to pronounce postbag (audio)
1
British : mailbag
2
British : a single batch of mail : letters

Examples of postbag in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of postbag was in 1706

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“Postbag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postbag. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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