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general post office

noun

  1. (in the U.S. postal system) the main post office of a city, county, etc., that also has branch post offices. : G.P.O., GPO


General Post Office

noun

  1. (in Britain until 1969) the department of the central Government that provided postal and telephone services
  2. the main post office in a locality


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Word History and Origins

Origin of general post office1

First recorded in 1650–60

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Example Sentences

Amid this backdrop Sir John ordered the General Post Office (GPO) covertly to monitor the King's telephone calls.

These time-pieces were served out at the General Post Office to all mail-coaches.

All letters intended to be sent forward to the General Post Office for the inland mails must have a free stamp attached to them.

After our coffee, cigarettes, and a "triple-sec" each, we strolled round to the General Post Office.

July 12th, 1707, an act to erect a general post office was ratified and continued for two years.

The General Post Office also allowed him two guineas a-week.

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