postmaster

noun post·mas·ter \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌma-stər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

postmastership

play \ˈpōs(t)-ˌma-stər-ˌship\ noun

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First Known Use of postmaster

1649


POSTMASTER Defined for English Language Learners

postmaster

noun

Definition of postmaster for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is in charge of a post office


POSTMASTER Defined for Kids

postmaster

noun post·mas·ter \ ˈpōst-ˌma-stər \

Definition of postmaster for Students

: a person in charge of a post office


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