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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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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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