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mailer

[mey-ler] /ˈmeɪ lər/
noun
1.
a person who mails or prepares material for mailing.
2.
a container, as a mailing tube or protective envelope, for mailing papers, books, merchandise, etc.
3.
an advertising brochure, form letter, or the like, sent out in the mail.
5.
Archaic. a mailboat.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; mail1 + -er1

Mailer

[mey-ler] /ˈmeɪ lər/
noun
1.
Norman, 1923–2007, U.S. writer.

mail1

[meyl] /meɪl/
noun
1.
letters, packages, etc., that are sent or delivered by means of the postal system:
Storms delayed delivery of the mail.
2.
a single collection of such letters, packages, etc., as sent or delivered:
to open one's mail; to find a bill in the mail; The mail for England was put on the noon plane.
3.
Also, mails. the system, usually operated or supervised by the national government, for sending or delivering letters, packages, etc.; postal system:
to buy clothes by mail.
4.
a train, boat, etc., as a carrier of postal matter.
5.
electronic mail; e-mail.
adjective
6.
of or pertaining to mail.
verb (used with object)
7.
to send by mail; place in a post office or mailbox for transmission.
8.
to transmit by electronic mail.
Idioms
9.
copy the mail, Citizens Band Radio Slang. to monitor or listen to a CB transmission.
Origin
1175-1225; Middle English male (noun) < Old French malle < Germanic; compare Old High German mal(a)ha satchel, bag
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British Dictionary definitions for mailer

mailer

/ˈmeɪlə/
noun
1.
a person who addresses or mails letters, etc
2.
(US & Canadian) a machine used for stamping and addressing mail
3.
(US & Canadian) a container for mailing things

Mailer

/ˈmeɪlə/
noun
1.
Norman. 1923–2007, US author. His works, which are frequently critical of modern American society, include the war novel The Naked and the Dead (1948), An American Dream (1965), his account of the 1967 peace march on Washington The Armies of the Night (1968), The Executioner's Song (1979), and Barbary Shore (1998)

mail1

/meɪl/
noun
1.
Also called (esp Brit) post. letters, packages, etc, that are transported and delivered by the post office
2.
the postal system
3.
a single collection or delivery of mail
4.
a train, ship, or aircraft that carries mail
5.
short for electronic mail
6.
(modifier) of, involving, or used to convey mail: a mail train
verb (transitive)
7.
(mainly US & Canadian) to send by mail Usual Brit word post
8.
to contact (a person) by electronic mail
9.
to send (a message, document, etc) by electronic mail
Derived Forms
mailable, adjective
mailability, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French male bag, probably from Old High German malha wallet

mail2

/meɪl/
noun
1.
a type of flexible armour consisting of riveted metal rings or links
2.
the hard protective shell of such animals as the turtle and lobster
verb
3.
(transitive) to clothe or arm with mail
Derived Forms
mail-less, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French maille mesh, from Latin macula spot

mail3

/meɪl/
noun
1.
(archaic, mainly Scot) a monetary payment, esp of rent or taxes
Word Origin
Old English māl terms, from Old Norse māl agreement

mail4

/meɪl/
noun
1.
(Austral, informal) a rumour or report, esp a racing tip
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Word Origin and History for mailer

mail

n.

"post, letters," c.1200, "a traveling bag," from Old French male "wallet, bag, bundle," from Frankish *malha or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *malho- (cf. Old High German malaha "wallet, bag," Middle Dutch male "bag"), from PIE *molko- "skin, bag." Sense extension to "letters and parcels" (18c.) is via "bag full of letter" (1650s) or "person or vehicle who carries postal matter" (1650s). In 19c. England, mail was letters going abroad, while home dispatches were post. Sense of "personal batch of letters" is from 1844, originally American English.

"metal ring armor," c.1300, from Old French maille "link of mail, mesh of net," from Latin macula "mesh in a net," originally "spot, blemish," on notion that the gaps in a net or mesh looked like spots.

"rent, payment," from Old English mal (see blackmail (n.)).

v.

"send by post," 1828, American English, from mail (n.1). Related: Mailed; mailing; mailable. Mailing list attested from 1876.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mailer

mail

Related Terms

airmail, carry the mail, greenmail, junk mail


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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