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.

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Origin of mailer

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

Definition for mailer (2 of 2)

Mailer
[ mey-ler ]
/ ˈmeɪ lər /

noun

Norman, 1923–2007, U.S. writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for mailer (1 of 2)

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 2)

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)
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