Origin of date-stamp

First recorded in 1925–30

date stamp

  1. a device for stamping dates and frequently the place of origin or receipt, as on postal matter.
  2. the information stamped by this device.

Origin of date stamp

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for date-stamp

Historical Examples of date-stamp

  • The date-stamp likewise showed that it must have been posted in London.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • Things must be very wrong when they could get hold of a date-stamp and use it in that way.

    John Caldigate

    Anthony Trollope

  • And they got hold of some young man at the post-office who knew how to fix a date-stamp with a past date.

    John Caldigate

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for date-stamp

date stamp

  1. an adjustable rubber stamp for recording the date
  2. an inked impression made by this
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