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mail carrier

a person, usually employed by the post office, who delivers mail.
Also called letter carrier, postal carrier.
Origin of mail carrier
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My father was the first mail carrier through this part of the country.

  • With another man, and a mail carrier, he took passage in a mail wagon.

    Gospel Doctrine Joseph F. Smith
  • The mail carrier now calls and the pupils take the mail home.

  • Have you ever thought what it means to be a mail carrier in Alaska?

    The Land of Tomorrow William B Stephenson, Jr.
  • The mail carrier just then came in with a huge bundle of letters.

    Young Wallingford

    George Randolph Chester
  • Time is reckoned by 'sun ups,' 'snows' and the mail carrier.

    Chiquita, an American Novel Merrill Tileston
  • She utterly disregarded in her mind that the mail carrier had brought the letter.

    An Oregon Girl Alfred Ernest Rice
  • A mail carrier came over the trail, and Morganson let him pass.

    The Turtles of Tasman Jack London
  • There are days when nobody passes at all except the mail carrier.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm

    Izola Forrester
  • The next morning Mrs. Comstock called to Elnora, "The mail carrier stopped at our box."

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter

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