postmaster

noun
post·​mas·​ter | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌma-stər How to pronounce postmaster (audio) \

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

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Other Words from postmaster

postmastership \ ˈpōs(t)-​ˌma-​stər-​ˌship How to pronounce postmastership (audio) \ noun

Examples of postmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1863, postmasters began to experiment with home delivery, instead of just carrying letters from post office to post office. National Geographic, "CREATE A FREE NAT GEO ACCOUNT TO CONTINUE READING," 18 May 2020 But Pat Koch's personal experience dates it back to at least 1930, when her father came home from World War I and began organizing helpers for the postmaster's busiest season. Holly V. Hays, USA TODAY, "From heartwarming to heartbreaking, these Christmas letters end up in Santa Claus, Indiana," 17 Dec. 2019 But Pat Koch's personal experience dates it back to at least 1930, when her father came home from World War I and began organizing helpers for the postmaster's busiest season. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "From heartwarming to heartbreaking, these Christmas letters end up in Santa Claus, Indiana," 17 Dec. 2019 Kyser later became postmaster and the post office was located in the back corner of the store, according to an article on Rural Southwest Alabama. Kelly Kazek | Kkazek@al.com, al, "What is the real story of Burnt Corn, Alabama?," 17 Jan. 2020 Some professions with a high percentage of problem-free drivers are well-paid and have regular and predictable hours, like postmasters. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Bartenders, reporters and sales reps rank among worst drivers, study says," 19 July 2019 Santa's elves Residents say the Santa Claus postmaster has been responding to letters on behalf of Kris Kringle for a century. Holly V. Hays, USA TODAY, "From heartwarming to heartbreaking, these Christmas letters end up in Santa Claus, Indiana," 17 Dec. 2019 Meet Santa's elves Residents say the Santa Claus postmaster has been responding to letters on behalf of Kris Kringle for a century. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "From heartwarming to heartbreaking, these Christmas letters end up in Santa Claus, Indiana," 17 Dec. 2019 My mother was a prairie princess, the only child of a school superintendent who doubled as a postmaster, from a tiny town in North Dakota. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The Art of Dying," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of postmaster

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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31 May 2020

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“Postmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmaster. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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postmaster

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How to pronounce postmaster (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of postmaster

: a person who is in charge of a post office

postmaster

noun
post·​mas·​ter | \ ˈpōst-ˌma-stər How to pronounce postmaster (audio) \

Kids Definition of postmaster

: a person in charge of a post office

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