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postmark

[ pohst-mahrk ]
/ ˈpoʊstˌmɑrk /
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noun

an official mark stamped on letters and other mail, serving as a cancellation of the postage stamp and indicating the place, date, and sometimes time of sending or receipt.

verb (used with object)

to stamp with a postmark.

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Origin of postmark

First recorded in 1670–80; post3 + mark1

OTHER WORDS FROM postmark

un·post·marked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for postmark

postmark
/ (ˈpəʊstˌmɑːk) /

noun

any mark stamped on mail by postal officials, such as a simple obliteration, date mark, or indication of routeSee also cancellation

verb

(tr) to put such a mark on mail
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