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 The Columbus Dispatch GALLIPOLIS – For 30 years, Michael Miller has delivered mail on the same rural route in southern Ohio’s Gallia County. Sheridan Hendrix, The Enquirer, "Mail carriers are a lifeline for rural Ohioans: 'It's life or death. That's it'," 18 Aug. 2020 For 30 years, Michael Miller has delivered mail on the same rural route in southern Ohio’s Gallia County. Sheridan Hendrix, USA TODAY, "He delivers where Amazon and FedEx won't: USPS worker covers 'the last mile' to rural America," 18 Aug. 2020 Anna's father, Larry Gorman, spent three decades as a rural route mail carrier. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, "Adam had a heart attack at 39. His tissue donation saved lives and cemented his legacy.," 3 July 2020 Columbus: High-speed internet would spread to about 1 million unserved or underserved Ohioans along rural routes and highways previously off-limits to private development under a strategic plan released Thursday. USA TODAY, "Lego impeachment, emotional support coyote, mumbo sauce: News from around our 50 states," 21 Dec. 2019 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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“Rural route.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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