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postmark

noun post·mark \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌmärk \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of postmark

: an official postal marking on a piece of mail; specifically : a mark showing the post office and date of mailing

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First Known Use of postmark

1678

in the meaning defined above

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postmark

verb

Definition of postmark

postmarked; postmarking; postmarks
: to put a postmark on

Examples of postmark in a Sentence

  1. The package was postmarked 13 February.

Recent Examples of postmark from the Web

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First Known Use of postmark

1716

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Other Postal Terms


POSTMARK Defined for English Language Learners

postmark

Definition of postmark for English Language Learners

  • : a mark placed over the stamp on a piece of mail that shows when the mail was sent and where it was sent from and that makes it impossible to use the stamp again


postmark

Definition of postmark for English Language Learners

  • : to put a postmark on (something)


POSTMARK Defined for Kids

postmark

noun post·mark \ ˈpōst-ˌmärk \

Definition of postmark for Students

: a mark put on a piece of mail especially for canceling the postage stamp


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