Definition of Mailbag

1. Noun. Pouch used in the shipment of mail.

Exact synonyms: Mail Pouch
Specialized synonyms: Diplomatic Pouch
Generic synonyms: Pouch

2. Noun. Letter carrier's shoulder bag. "In Britain they call a mailbag a postbag"
Exact synonyms: Postbag
Generic synonyms: Bag

Definition of Mailbag

1. Noun. A strong canvas bag used for the transportation of mail ¹

2. Noun. A smaller bag, slung from the shoulders, used for the delivery of mail ¹

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Definition of Mailbag

1. a bag for carrying mail (postal material) [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mailbag

mail merge
mail order
mail out
mail pouch
mail relay
mail service
mail slot
mail slots
mail stop
mail stops
mail train
mail truck
mailbag (current term)

Literary usage of Mailbag

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mother of All Webs Who Gotcha! by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1992)
"THE mailbag WINDFALL IN TIBET One such ambush resulted in an intelligence windfall. The Tibetans had waylaid a small military convoy on a lonely mountain ..."

2. The Brawnville Papers: Being Memorials of the Brawnville Athletic Club by Moses Coit Tyler (1869)
"Now, your letter being dated July 12, reached the railroad station in the usual mailbag on the 13th of July, and on remaining there three and a half days ..."

3. An Outline of Progressive Lessons in Composition, Language and Spelling for by Anna M. Wiebalk (1912)
"Spelling Words busy St. Valentine's Day February mailbag dainty postcards wherever ... What made his mailbag heavy! What kinds of valentines were in it? ..."

4. Hartwick, the Heart of Otsego County, NY. by Town of Hartwick Historical Society (2002)
"About the time the trolley was expected, Mrs. Kent Myers, whose job it was to carry the mailbag from the post office to the trolley station, was waiting for ..."

5. Venezuela by Leonard Victor Dalton (1912)
"On one occasion the author with a friend was guided along about thirty miles of obscure track by the " postman " (aged sixteen), who had one USA mailbag, ..."

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