TCMthe system of sending letters or packages by land or sea, rather than by air
WORD FOCUS: mail WORD FOCUS: mail things that people send:letter, postcard, packagealsoparcelBritish English, junk mail ways of sending mail:first class/second classBritish English, airmail, surface mail, special delivery the person who delivers your mail:postman/postwomanBritish English, mailmanAmerican English, letter carrierAmerican English the place where you buy stamps, send letters and packages etc:post office the place where you put letters and packages:postboxBritish English/mailboxAmerican English the place where you receive letters and packages:letterboxBritish English/mailboxAmerican English ➔ See alsomail
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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