- a card sold by the post office with a stamp already printed on it.
- postcard(def 1).
Origin of postal card
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for postal card
After several days Trot received a postal-card from Button-Bright.Sky Island
L. Frank Baum
A postal-card on which to send your address costs but one cent.
"Five thin ones, and a postal-card," said Stanton almost apologetically.Molly Make-Believe
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Just one postal-card, and that you wrote with a blue pencil.Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter
I was absent from home at the last, but heard by daily postal-card of his failing condition; and never again saw him alive.Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character
Charles Dudley Warner
- US another term for postcard
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