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postmark

[pohst-mahrk] /ˈpoʊstˌmɑrk/
noun
1.
an official mark stamped on letters and other mail, serving as a cancellation of the postage stamp and indicating the place, date, and sometimes time of sending or receipt.
verb (used with object)
2.
to stamp with a postmark.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; post3 + mark1
Related forms
unpostmarked, adjective
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Examples from the web for postmarked
  • Rather, it is collectively postmarked when received at the area's distribution center.
  • The department does not have to receive the return on the due date, but the return must be postmarked by that date.
  • When you apply for registration using the mail-in form, it must be postmarked prior to the close of registration.
  • Voter registration application must be postmarked by deadline date.
British Dictionary definitions for postmarked

postmark

/ˈpəʊstˌmɑːk/
noun
1.
any mark stamped on mail by postal officials, such as a simple obliteration, date mark, or indication of route See also cancellation
verb
2.
(transitive) to put such a mark on mail
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Word Origin and History for postmarked

postmark

n.

1670s, from post (n.3) + mark (n.1). As a verb from 1716. Related: Postmarked; postmarking.

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