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Topic: MAIL


mailman

noun
     
mail‧man plural mailmen [countable] American English
TCMBO someone who delivers letters and packages to people's houses [= postman British English]
WORD FOCUS: mail WORD FOCUS: mail
things that people send: letter, postcard, package also parcel British English, junk mail

ways of sending mail: first class/second class British English, airmail, surface mail, special delivery

the person who delivers your mail: postman/postwoman British English, mailman American English, letter carrier American English

the place where you buy stamps, send letters and packages etc: post office

the place where you put letters and packages: postbox British English/mailbox American English

the place where you receive letters and packages: letterbox British English/mailbox American English


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