noun British.

a batch of mail from a single delivery.

Origin of post-bag

First recorded in 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for post-bag

Historical Examples of post-bag

  • A couple of days later Peer was lying in bed, when the post-bag was brought in.

    The Great Hunger

    Johan Bojer

  • The post-bag dangled from his saddle, and the reins lay on the pony's neck.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan

  • Bass followed, showing a determination to have the post-bag.

  • However, she saw when it was put into the post-bag, that it was for Lady Morville.

    The Heir of Redclyffe

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • He was interrupted by the arrival of the post-bag, which Jane, as usual, opened.

    Scenes and Characters

    Charlotte M. Yonge