snail mail

noun
Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of snail mail

1 : mail delivered by a postal system
2 : mail 3

Examples of snail mail in a Sentence

  1. She still uses snail mail for paying bills.

  2. I can be contacted by e-mail and snail mail.

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First Known Use of snail mail

1982

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SNAIL MAIL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of snail mail for English Language Learners

  • : ordinary mail that is delivered by a postal system : mail that is not e-mail



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