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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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  • Finally they sent, to every town on three parallel lines of railroad in Iowa, a postal card with "Come Home!"

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

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • Now she wrote a few lines on a postal card to say that she was going to die with cancer.

    Miss Lulu Bett Zona Gale
  • I am supposed—anyhow I got a postal card that I am supposed to be here to-night.

    Ramsey Milholland Booth Tarkington
  • Use a postal card, not a letter, and put no other matter upon it.

  • But under no consideration should the envelope or postal card be mutilated.

  • Just then there was a knock at the door, and the postman handed in a postal card directed to "Theodore Dornwood."

    All Adrift Oliver Optic
  • 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
  • From an inside pocket he drew a long wallet, and from that, a postal card.

  • He has the first read at every postal card that comes into these hills.

    The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher
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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