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mailman

[ meyl-man ]

noun

, plural mail·men.
  1. a person employed by the post office to deliver mail; mail carrier.


mailman

/ ˈmeɪlˌmæn /

noun

  1. another name for postman


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mailman1

First recorded in 1860–65; mail 1 + man
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Example Sentences

Rainbow Railroad and Taylor Hirschberg, a researcher at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health who is also a Hearst Foundation scholar, and others have been working to help evacuate LGBTQ Afghans from the country.

Lewis Ziska, a plant physiologist and professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health who has extensively studied the impacts of rising carbon dioxide on crops, describes the recent review as a “good primer” on the issue.

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Some of the 50 Afghan human rights activists who Taylor Hirschberg, a researcher at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health who is also a Hearst Foundation scholar, has been able to help leave the country are LGBTQ.

Going back to the mailman analogy, a single protein can have multiple “mail routes,” depending on the status of a cell.

If a cell is a neighborhood, these proteins are mailmen, shuttling messages back and forth.

My mailman, David, is the sunny-faced sort who brightens my block each afternoon, no matter the weather, with a glowing smile.

“He was my personal mailman,” says Mychal McNicholas of Rockaway.

He was a letter carrier unlike any other, or perhaps exactly like the iconic mailman of another era.

The red mailman may be in the spring of his political life, but he already knows how to deliver the message of discontent.

About 1910, however, a mailman was provided by the post office, though he still worked under the charge of the Chief Librarian.

I am very glad I wish Edward was here, but the mailman may bring me a letter from him this morning.

I knew that in all probability we should have no visitors for ten or eleven days until the mailman came.

“Here the mailman comes at last,” she sighed in relief, as she saw the man turn in at the house next door.

"'Tis Her Majesty's mail, b'y," Billy could hear the mailman say.

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