rural route

  1. a mail delivery route in a rural area.

Origin of rural route

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby rural route Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rural route in a sentence

  • The letter or parcel is simply addressed to the post office, to the patron and the rural route is given.

  • The addition of the rural route number and box makes the most complete designation possible.

  • The payment for a twenty-five-foot traveling post office is a little over half the pay per mile for a rural route carrier.

  • The average cost of the service on a rural route, therefore, exceeded the average revenue derived from postage by $687 per year.

    Government in the United States | James Wilford Garner
  • On one rural route the number of daily papers delivered increased in three years from thirteen to 113.

    The Challenge of the Country | George Walter Fiske