star route

noun

Definition of 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 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, "Talking About Mental Health Is Still Taboo in K-Pop, But Things Are Changing," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of star route

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for star route

from the asterisk used to designate such routes in postal publications

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The first known use of star route was in 1876

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“Star route.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/star%20route. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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