norman mailer

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mailer (ˈmeɪlə)
 
n
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)
 
n
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)

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Word Origin & History

mail
"post, letters," c.1200, "a traveling bag," from O.Fr. male "wallet, bag," from Frank. *malha, from P.Gmc. *malho- (cf. O.H.G. malaha "wallet, bag," M.Du. 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). The verb is 1828, Amer.Eng. In 19c. England, mail was letters going abroad, while home dispatches were post. Sense of "personal batch of letters" is from 1844, originally Amer.Eng. Related: Mailable.

mail
"metal ring armor," c.1320, from O.Fr. maille "link of mail, mesh of net," from L. macula "mesh in a net," originally "spot, blemish," on notion that the gaps in a net or mesh looked like spots.
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