star route

noun

Definition of star route

  1. :  a mail-delivery route in a rural or thinly populated area served by a private carrier under contract who takes mail from one post office to another or from a railroad station to a post office and usually also delivers mail to private mailboxes along the route

Origin and Etymology of star route

from the asterisk used to designate such routes in postal publications


First Known Use: 1876

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