[ pohst-bag ]

  1. a batch of mail from a single delivery.

Origin of post-bag

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby post-bag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use post-bag in a sentence

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

    The Heir of Redclyffe | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Whenever we come to a village we stop and get down, and our little conductor disappears into the post-office for the post-bag.

    Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
  • As soon as her clouded brain understood who wanted her, she was ready to throw her post-bag to the winds.

    A Fortunate Term | Angela Brazil
  • Like the letter it was, as part of the contents of a well-stuffed post-bag, delivered in due course at the right address.

    What Maisie Knew | Henry James
  • One morning, after the arrival of the post-bag, Mabel came running up to her friend with a look of bright animation on her face.

    A Fourth Form Friendship | Angela Brazil

British Dictionary definitions for postbag


/ (ˈpəʊstˌbæɡ) /

  1. mainly British another name for mailbag

  2. the mail received by a magazine, radio programme, public figure, etc

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