noun, plural postmasters general.
Origin of postmaster general
Examples from the Web for postmaster general
He concurred in the opinion of the Postmaster-General, and thought the principle of compulsory registration quite fair.Her Majesty's Mails|William Lewins
Mr. Connell's place as postmaster-general was filled by the appointment of James Steadman.Wilmot and Tilley|James Hannay
Gave the Postmaster-General the minute (June 28th), but he defers decision thereon, there being now no haste.The Life of Sir Rowland Hill, Vol. II (of 2)|Rowland Hill
This includes many who have been classified upon the suggestion of the Postmaster-General.Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland
The office of postmaster-general was at this time held by Lords Carteret and Tankerville.The History of the Post Office|Herbert Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for postmaster general
noun plural postmasters general
Culture definitions for postmaster general
The head of the United States Postal Service. Until 1970, the postmaster general was head of the federal Post Office Department and a member of the president's cabinet. In 1970, the Postal Service was set up as an independent agency in place of the Post Office Department. The Postal Service is operated like a private corporation, although postal workers receive the benefits of federal employees.