postbag

noun
post·​bag | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌbag How to pronounce postbag (audio) \

Definition of postbag

1 British : mailbag
2 British : a single batch of mail : letters

Examples of postbag in a Sentence

We received a huge postbag on the spelling mistakes in our newsletter.
Recent Examples on the Web After the fall came the deluge, as the woman in question faced a daily torrent of vitriol and anonymous hatred in the morning postbag at Lou Viei. Andrew Morton, Town & Country, "Wallis Simpson and the Aftermath of the Abdication," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of postbag

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Postbag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postbag. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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postbag

noun
How to pronounce postbag (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of postbag

British
: the total number of letters received by a person, business, or organization at a particular time

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