Definition of postmaster
1 : one who has charge of a post office
2 : one who has charge of a station for the accommodation of travelers or who supplies post-horses
postmastershipplay \-ˌship\ noun
Recent Examples of postmaster from the Web
Her father was a photographer in addition to his job as postmaster of Unalaska.
The son of a postmaster, Bond was raised in Reading, Berkshire and came of age amidst the bombings, evacuations, and Kindertransport refugee trains of World War II.
Park became postmaster in 1841, hence the name Parkville.
That turnaround came in January of last year, when a new postmaster general, Megan J. Brennan, made another plea to Congress for help.
In 1914, the postmaster general instituted a rule about the mail that stands to this day: no humans.
Meng's legislation asks the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, which evaluates stamp proposals, to recommend to the postmaster general that the service issue a stamp honoring the Chinese transcontinental railroad workers.
As Macroon, the film’s narrator and the island’s widowed postmaster, Gregor Fisher leads a cast that’s ill-served by the musty script.
Thirty Post Office officials and private contractors were indicted, but the postmaster general, Henry C. Payne, survived the scandal.
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POSTMASTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of postmaster for English Language Learners
: a person who is in charge of a post office
POSTMASTER Defined for Kids
Definition of postmaster for Students
: a person in charge of a post office
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