[ meyl-in ]
/ ˈmeɪlˌɪn /
conducted or responding by mail: a mail-in referendum.
something conducted or returned by mail, as a questionnaire or vote.
Hone In vs. Home InDoes a plane home in on a target or hone in on it? Does a musician hone her skills or home them? Are these two verbs interchangeable or do they have discrete meanings? Today we explore the origins and uses of hone and home. Hone entered English as a noun for a pointed rock used as a landmark. In the 1400s, it began to be …
What Does “ZIP Code” Stand For?It’s a hectic time of year for the U.S. Postal Service. Those packages you ordered on Cyber Monday are steadily arriving. You’re probably even receiving a few holiday greetings the old-fashioned way — snail mail. The half million employees who work for the USPS rely heavily on the five- or nine-digit ZIP codes for efficient and reliable mail delivery. So, it makes sense that the …
Origin of mail-in
adj., noun use of verb phrase mail in
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Examples from the Web for mail-in
She dropped off her own mail-in ballot at the same time, according to the Arizona Daily Star.Democrat Ron Barber Retains Gabby Giffords’s Arizona Congressional Seat|Terry Greene Sterling|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the mail-in ballots that have begun flowing in over the past couple of weeks have been trending Republican.