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mail carrier

a person, usually employed by the post office, who delivers mail.
Also called letter carrier, postal carrier.
Origin of mail carrier
1780-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • By taking your father's 'place' I conclude that you are applying for his position as mail-carrier.

    Dorothy Evelyn Raymond
  • Then the mail-carrier was very welcome, whether he came by canoe or dog-train.

    By Canoe and Dog-Train Egerton Ryerson Young
  • Lastly came the mail-carrier with a large official envelop marked, “Pension Bureau, Washington.”

    Out of Mulberry Street Jacob A. Riis
  • How, Mr. Tilden, how far is it to the cross-roads where the mail-carrier says he was robbed?

    The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The mail-carrier in his little umbrellaed cart was vanishing up the hill, and the sunbonnet was floating down the road.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • The mail-carrier would have asked questions, but she cut him short.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • A mail-carrier unexpectedly sprang up for them in the winter in the person of a young half-breed called Kalitan, or the Arrow.

    Told In The Hills Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The farewell salute of our mail-carrier was funnier than his approach.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • I was obliged to make this little trip on foot, in company with the mail-carrier, who also took charge of my valise.

  • Her husband had died, and she had taken his place as mail-carrier.

    Fresh Fields John Burroughs

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