- of or relating to the post office or mail service: postal delivery; postal employees.
- Informal. postal card.
- go postal, Slang. to lose control or go crazy, especially in a violent way.
Origin of postal
Examples from the Web for postal
Goff says he registered a postal forwarding service there.‘Ready for Romney’ Is Amateur Hour
December 23, 2014
On October 5, 2013, Wilson pointed a pistol at a postal clerk.Post Office Robbers More Wanted Than ISIS
December 13, 2014
Mavis Lilian Lever was born in Dulwich, south London, on May 5, 1921, the daughter of a postal worker and a seamstress.Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes
November 17, 2013
This man will get a job at the Postal Service, “pretty high up.”What Psychic Sylvia Brown Didn’t See
May 10, 2013
The federal government cut about 14,000 positions, with most of those coming from the postal service.Jobs Report: Don’t Panic Yet—the Numbers Will (Probably) Be Revised Up
April 5, 2013
And we have a postal delivery every day in summer; when winter comes we get letters as we can.The Roof of France
An hour afterwards a postal express was bearing me rapidly from Kislovodsk.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
Do you think I had better place the matter in the hands of the postal authorities?The Film of Fear
Still the brother sent a postal order, and it became part of the system.Howards End
E. M. Forster
She had not counted on the postal arrangements of the English Sabbath.The Eternal City
- of or relating to a Post Office or to the mail-delivery service
Word Origin and History for postal
"pertaining to the mail system," 1843, on model of French postale (1836), from post (n.3). Noun meaning "state of irrational and violent anger" (usually in phrase going postal) attested by 1997, in reference to a cluster of news-making workplace shootings in U.S. by what were commonly described as "disgruntled postal workers" (the cliche itself, though not the phrase, goes back at least to 1994).