- a person, usually employed by the post office, who delivers mail.
Origin of mail carrier
An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
Also called letter carrier, postal carrier.
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Examples from the Web for mail carrier
Cartwright began by asking that the mail-carrier be recalled.
How, Mr. Tilden, how far is it to the cross-roads where the mail-carrier says he was robbed?
It was dark now, but she had, as it happened, not long to wait for the mail-carrier.
The mail-carrier would have asked questions, but she cut him short.
Then the mail-carrier was very welcome, whether he came by canoe or dog-train.By Canoe and Dog-Train
Egerton Ryerson Young