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mailcatcher

[meyl-kach-er] /ˈmeɪlˌkætʃ ər/
noun, Railroads.
1.
a device on a mail car that, while the train is moving, picks up mailbags suspended beside the track.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; mail1 + catcher
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