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mailbag

[ meyl-bag ]
/ ˈmeɪlˌbæg /
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noun
a large bag used by mail carriers for carrying mail, usually equipped with a shoulder strap.
a large bag or pouch used in transporting mail in bulk from general post offices to branch offices, from city to city, etc.
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Origin of mailbag

First recorded in 1805–15; mail1 + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for mailbag

mailbag

mailsack or sometimes US mailpouch

/ (ˈmeɪlˌbæɡ) /

noun
a large bag used for transporting or delivering mail
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