postage meter

noun
an office machine used in bulk mailing that imprints prepaid postage and a dated postmark.

Origin:
1925–30

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postage meter
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) Also called: postal meter a postal franking machine

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Example sentences
There is no fee to apply for a permit to mail with precanceled stamps or a postage meter.
Stamp outgoing mail by hand or with a postage meter.
The mark made by a privately-held postage meter shall not be considered in determining the date of receipt.
Pay postage using one of several convenient methods: precanceled stamps, postage meter, or permit imprint.
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