Definitions for mail carrier

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mail′ car`rier(n.)

  1. a person employed to deliver mail.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carrier(noun)

    a man who delivers the mail

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mail carrier(noun)ˈmeɪlˌbɒks

    sb whose job is to deliver mail


  1. mail carrier(Noun)

    Mailperson, somebody who delivers mail.


  1. Mail carrier

    A mail carrier, mailman, postal carrier, postman, postwoman, postman/postwoman, letter carrier or postie is an employee of the post office or postal service, who delivers mail and parcel post to residences and businesses. The term “mail carrier” came to be used as a gender-neutral substitute for “mailman” soon after women began performing the job. In the Royal Mail, the official name changed from "letter carrier" to "postman" in 1883, and "postwoman" has also been used for many years.


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