rural route


Definition of rural route

: a mail-delivery route in a rural free delivery area

Examples of rural route in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jody Bouchette lives near where Pressley was found shot to death in her vehicle on her rural route Monday. Amanda Watts, CNN, "No suspect identified in South Carolina mail carrier's shooting death," 27 Sep. 2019 On Monday morning, the sheriff’s major crimes unit served a search warrant for a property along Scotts Valley Road, a rural route between Lakeport and the Blue Lakes area along Highway 20. Aidan Freeman, The Mercury News, "Missing Mendocino camper: Body found, companion arrested in Mexico," 27 Aug. 2019 United Parcel Service tested launching a drone from a delivery truck that was covering a rural route in Florida. Joseph Pisani, The Seattle Times, "Where are the drone deliveries? Amazon’s customers are still waiting," 3 Dec. 2018 Passing through several postcard-perfect classic Cape Cod villages, rural route 6A is a lot more pleasant with fall’s traffic reprieve. Alyssa Giacobbe, Town & Country, "The 7 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New England," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of rural route

1852, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2019

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