zip code

a system used in the U.S. to facilitate the delivery of mail, consisting of a five- or nine-digit code printed directly after the address, the first five digits (initial code) indicating the state and post office or postal zone, the last four (expanded code) the box section or number, portion of a rural route, building, or other specific delivery location.
Also, ZIP code, Zip code.

1960–65, Americanism; Z(one) I(mprovement) P(rogram) Unabridged


verb (used with object), zip-coded, zip-coding.
to provide or mark with a zip code: Zip-code all mail.
Also, ZIP-code, Zip-code. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
zip code
the US equivalent of postcode
[C20: from z(one) i(mprovement) p(lan)]

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Example sentences
If you don't know the name of your library or library system, you can search by
  city or zip code.
Then it goes through by zip code and identifies which models work best in each
Enter your zip code to begin calculating your energy use.
Discuss with your friends all of the sounds that you think make your zip code
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