post·​mas·​ter ˈpōs(t)-ˌma-stər How to pronounce postmaster (audio)
: one who has charge of a post office
: one who has charge of a station for the accommodation of travelers or who supplies post-horses
postmastership noun

Examples of postmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then there would be a vote to name the post office in Lakeland, Georgia, after Nell Patten Roquemore, a former postmaster and longtime community leader. Ben Jacobs, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 14 June 2024 Listen to this article A Connecticut man who was operating an embezzlement scheme involving bribes and kickbacks while serving as the postmaster of the Danbury Post Office was sentenced to four years in federal prison. Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 6 Mar. 2024 Listen to this article A Connecticut vendor pleaded guilty Wednesday in a bribery and kickback scheme involving the Danbury postmaster that cost the U.S. Postal Service over $800,000, federal officials said. Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 22 Feb. 2024 Gary told her that, unfortunately, only the postmaster was authorized to select the music. Emily Harnett, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for postmaster 

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of postmaster was in 1649

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“Postmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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post·​mas·​ter -ˌmas-tər How to pronounce postmaster (audio)
: a person in charge of a post office

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