mail drop

noun
1.
a receptacle or one of a series of pigeonholelike slots, as in an office, into which incoming mail is placed for pickup.
2.
drop ( def 12 ).

Origin:
1970–75

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mail drop
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) a receptacle or chute for mail

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Example sentences
He has a private office, but he uses it only as a mail drop.
He also established a mail drop in a distant city to receive investor payments.
Often, such operations are run out of a mail drop or on an answering machine, but someone usually calls the customer back.
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