star route


: 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

Examples of star route in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Villeneuve and company wanted to continue on the pop star route, Harry Styles feels like a natural successor. Christian Holub,, 26 Oct. 2021 As with any service provider, my company creates different services for different people with different personalities, and only some choose the LinkedIn rock star route. Chris J "mohawk" Reed, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Even for those who do not take the typical K-pop star route through one of the various idol-generating entertainment companies, South Korean society is notably tough with loads of pressure put on young people and students. Jeff Benjamin, Teen Vogue, 25 Oct. 2019

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Word History


from the asterisk used to designate such routes in postal publications

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of star route was in 1876

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“Star route.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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