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post-bag

[pohst-bag]
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noun British.
  1. mailbag.
  2. a batch of mail from a single delivery.

Origin of post-bag

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for postbag

Historical Examples

  • She rejoiced that she had been first down, and had opened the postbag with her own key.

    The Man

    Bram Stoker

  • I'll take the motor which carries the postbag, if you don't mind.

  • But it is not in nature for a postman to give up his postbag without a struggle.

    The Great Boer War

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The postbag shrieks insults or bursts with suppressed malice.

  • Duncan bent his back to his oars unconscious of any mystery; his postbag, bringing news of all the world, lay in front of him.


British Dictionary definitions for postbag

postbag

noun
  1. mainly British another name for mailbag
  2. the mail received by a magazine, radio programme, public figure, etc
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