- the executive head of the postal system of a country.
Origin of postmaster general
Examples from the Web for postmaster general
These dies and plates are always subject to the order of the Postmaster-general.
The design for a new postage stamp has been approved by the Postmaster-General.
A reference to the Postmaster-General's report for that year would give his name.
Mr. Mulock, the Postmaster-General, has chosen the new inaugurating stamp.
And has the pillory or the penitentiary been the reward of that Postmaster-general?Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.
- the executive head of the postal service in certain countries
The head of the United States Postal Service. Until 1970, the postmaster general was head of the federal Post Office Department and a member of the president's cabinet. In 1970, the Postal Service was set up as an independent agency in place of the Post Office Department. The Postal Service is operated like a private corporation, although postal workers receive the benefits of federal employees.