a person, usually employed by the post office, who delivers mail.
- Also called letter carrier, postal carrier.
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How to use mail carrier in a sentence
It allows the agency to continue its annual inflation-based increases, plus includes a corresponding bump based on the growing number of delivery points mail carriers must visit six days a week.USPS raises stamp price to 58 cents as part of DeJoy’s 10-year plan | Jacob Bogage | May 28, 2021 | Washington Post
I joke, though, whenever I retire from doing this, the next thing I want to do is to be a mail carrier.Roger Ferguson, CEO of TIAA, on Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Wild Stock Market All Day | Eben Shapiro | October 11, 2020 | Time
So if I had another job to do, that would contribute greatly to America, it would be to be a mail carrier.Roger Ferguson, CEO of TIAA, on Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Wild Stock Market All Day | Eben Shapiro | October 11, 2020 | Time
James Williams, 83, now made the two-mile drive to the post office to drop off his letters because he couldn’t count on handing them to his mail carrier.In Detroit, chronic USPS delays undermine voters’ confidence in voting by mail | Lisa Rein, Kayla Ruble | October 5, 2020 | Washington Post
But it's all right now—they'll throw the letters into the mail-carrier's bag—there'll be many of them—this is general letter day.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
The mail carrier had let down the fence a few rods down the little road so as to avoid the drifts by crossing through a field.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
The mail-carrier did freeze to death that day, but father kept from freezing by walking.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler | Pardee Butler
Yes, I found two; one a little mail-carrier, and the other a commissary sergeant, both of whom were scarcely able to stand alone.Nurse and Spy in the Union Army | S. Emma E. Edmonds
He took the mail on horseback and remained as mail carrier for two years and nine months.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman