Definitions for mailbagˈmeɪlˌbæg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a mail carrier's bag.

  2. a sack for shipping mail.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mailbag, mail pouch(noun)

    pouch used in the shipment of mail

  2. mailbag, postbag(noun)

    letter carrier's shoulder bag

    "in Britain they call a mailbag a postbag"


  1. mailbag(Noun)

    A strong canvas bag used for the transportation of mail

  2. mailbag(Noun)

    A smaller bag, slung from the shoulders, used for the delivery of mail

  3. Origin: mail + bag

Translations for mailbag

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a bag for letters etc

The letters are put into mailbags and sent to London by train.

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