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noun British.
  1. mailbag.
  2. a batch of mail from a single delivery.
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Origin of post-bag

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for postbag

Historical Examples

  • She rejoiced that she had been first down, and had opened the postbag with her own key.

    The Man

    Bram Stoker

  • I'll take the motor which carries the postbag, if you don't mind.

  • But it is not in nature for a postman to give up his postbag without a struggle.

    The Great Boer War

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The postbag shrieks insults or bursts with suppressed malice.

  • Duncan bent his back to his oars unconscious of any mystery; his postbag, bringing news of all the world, lay in front of him.

British Dictionary definitions for postbag


  1. mainly British another name for mailbag
  2. the mail received by a magazine, radio programme, public figure, etc
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