• synonyms

postal card

  1. a card sold by the post office with a stamp already printed on it.
  2. postcard(def 1).
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Origin of postal card

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for postal card

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • I was absent from home at the last, but heard by daily postal-card of his failing condition; and never again saw him alive.

British Dictionary definitions for postal card

postal card

  1. US another term for postcard
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