1 [pohst-muhn]
noun, plural postmen.
a postal employee who carries and delivers mail; mail carrier.
Archaic. a courier.

1520–30; post3 + -man

See -man. Unabridged


2 [pohst-muhn]
noun, plural postmen. Old English Law.
a barrister in the Court of Exchequer who had precedence in motions.
Compare tubman.

1760–70; post1 + -man Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
postman or (feminine) postwoman (ˈpəʊstmən)
n , pl -men, -women
a person who carries and delivers mail as a profession
postwoman or (feminine) postwoman

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Example sentences
And since letters sometimes took months to deliver, the derelict postman would
  have absconded long since, anyway.
Well, postman, it is only fair to note that violence in ivory towers is
  extremely low nowadays.
If you notice the picture of the postman on that page, thats basically my
He was proud she had more friends than a postman with a bag full of welfare
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