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postal card

a card sold by the post office with a stamp already printed on it.
postcard (def 1).
Origin of postal card
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If there is something you want to attend to at home, drop yourself a postal card.

    Dollars and Sense Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  • From an inside pocket he drew a long wallet, and from that, a postal card.

  • The next week Yulka got a postal card, saying she was "well and happy."

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • I am supposed—anyhow I got a postal card that I am supposed to be here to-night.

    Ramsey Milholland Booth Tarkington
  • But under no consideration should the envelope or postal card be mutilated.

  • But then I shall have to tell him that I stole his postal card, for I have stolen it!

    A Virgin Heart Remy de Gourmont
  • He has the first read at every postal card that comes into these hills.

    The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher
  • We received a postal card directing us to wait till we heard from him.

  • How surprised he would be to receive a postal card 'Are you my Jimmy?'

  • When you write return me again the postal card that I may see what words I misspelled.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for postal card

postal card

(US) another term for postcard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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