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general post office

(in the U.S. postal system) the main post office of a city, county, etc., that also has branch post offices.
Abbreviation: G.P.O., GPO.
Origin of general post office
First recorded in 1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It had been handed in at the general post office at nine o'clock exactly.

    The Daffodil Mystery Edgar Wallace
  • I took her along to the general post office, and waited while she went in.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • Send it to the general post office in the regular way—they'll attend to it.

  • The institute would be carried on in a room at the general post office.

  • She was, doubtless, going to mail it at the general post office instead of at the nearest station.

    Betty Lee, Senior Harriet Pyne Grove
  • But if he ran out to the general post office it would be in time.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Under the porch of the general post office shoeblacks called and polished.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • The area of the penny post delivery was therefore restricted to the 10-mile circle from the general post office.

  • He acceded, but came to me the next morning at the general post office to say that it could not be.

    An Autobiography Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for general post office

General Post Office

(in Britain until 1969) the department of the central Government that provided postal and telephone services
the main post office in a locality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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