mailer

[ mey-ler ]
/ ˈmeɪ lər /

noun

a person who mails or prepares material for mailing.
a container, as a mailing tube or protective envelope, for mailing papers, books, merchandise, etc.
an advertising brochure, form letter, or the like, sent out in the mail.
Archaic. a mailboat.

Origin of mailer

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; mail1 + -er1

Definition for mailer (2 of 3)

Mailer

[ mey-ler ]
/ ˈmeɪ lər /

noun

Norman,1923–2007, U.S. writer.

Definition for mailer (3 of 3)

mail

1
[ meyl ]
/ meɪl /

noun

adjective

of or relating to mail.

verb (used with object)

to send by mail; place in a post office or mailbox for transmission.
to transmit by email.

Origin of mail

1
1175–1225; Middle English male (noun) < Old French malle < Germanic; compare Old High German mal(a)ha satchel, bag
Can be confusedmail male
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British Dictionary definitions for mailer (1 of 6)

mailer

/ (ˈmeɪlə) /

noun

a person who addresses or mails letters, etc
US and Canadian a machine used for stamping and addressing mail
US and Canadian a container for mailing things

British Dictionary definitions for mailer (2 of 6)

Mailer

/ (ˈmeɪlə) /

noun

Norman. 1923–2007, US author. His works, which are frequently critical of modern American society, include the war novel The Naked and the Dead (1948), An American Dream (1965), his account of the 1967 peace march on Washington The Armies of the Night (1968), The Executioner's Song (1979), and Barbary Shore (1998)

British Dictionary definitions for mailer (3 of 6)

mail

1
/ (meɪl) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsmailable, adjectivemailability, noun

Word Origin for mail

C13: from Old French male bag, probably from Old High German malha wallet

British Dictionary definitions for mailer (4 of 6)

mail

2
/ (meɪl) /

noun

a type of flexible armour consisting of riveted metal rings or links
the hard protective shell of such animals as the turtle and lobster

verb

(tr) to clothe or arm with mail
Derived Formsmail-less, adjective

Word Origin for mail

C14: from Old French maille mesh, from Latin macula spot

British Dictionary definitions for mailer (5 of 6)

mail

3
/ (meɪl) /

noun

archaic, mainly Scot a monetary payment, esp of rent or taxes

Word Origin for mail

Old English māl terms, from Old Norse māl agreement

British Dictionary definitions for mailer (6 of 6)

mail

4
/ (meɪl) /

noun

Australian informal a rumour or report, esp a racing tip
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