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mailboat

[meyl-boht] /ˈmeɪlˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a boat for transporting mail.
Origin of mailboat
1785-1795
1785-95, Americanism; mail1 + boat
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  • Transportation was whatever arrangements could be made with supply ships or the weekly mailboat.

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