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
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Park became postmaster in 1841, hence the name Parkville.
Arthur E. Summerfield had been appointed postmaster general under President Eisenhower and had claimed that neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could save the tube system.
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First Known Use of postmaster
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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