drop letter

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noun

a letter that is mailed to a local address at a post office without city delivery or a rural delivery service and must be picked up by the addressee.

Nearby words

  1. drop in the bucket,
  2. drop initial,
  3. drop keel,
  4. drop kick,
  5. drop leaf,
  6. drop like a hot potato,
  7. drop like flies,
  8. drop lock,
  9. drop names,
  10. drop off

Origin of drop letter

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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