Definition of Mailboat

1. Noun. A boat for carrying mail.

Exact synonyms: Mail Boat, Packet, Packet Boat
Generic synonyms: Boat

Definition of Mailboat

1. Noun. A boat used to transport mail. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mailboat

mail out
mail pouch
mail relay
mail service
mail slot
mail slots
mail stop
mail stops
mail train
mail truck
mailboat (current term)

Literary usage of Mailboat

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

1. A Sailor of Fortune: Personal Memoirs of Captain B. S. Osbon by Bradley Sillick Osbon, Albert Bigelow Paine (1906)
"You will tell Mr. Lincoln that the mailboat will go to Baltimore when I say she'll go." I returned to the tug and reported Secretary Stan- ton's exact words ..."

2. A Course in Journalistic Writing by Grant Milnor Hyde (1922)
"Louis Dorran, pilot of the mailboat, and persuaded him to go out and look for them. The two men in the mailboat hunted from the cottage to the Branch ..."

3. Scented Isles and Coral Gardens: Torres Straits, German New Guinea and the by C. D. Mackellar (1912)
"Whilst the mailboat is in, the inhabitants all come aboard to meals, and for a new atmosphere and fresh beer, and there are high jinks. ..."

4. With Nature and a Camera: Being the Adventures and Observations of a Field by Richard Kearton, Cherry Kearton (1898)
"... mailboat 28 Facsimile of Portion of a Letter received by the Author per St. Hilda mailboat ' 30, 31 Soa Lamb 39 Ankle Development 44 ..."

5. Adventure Guide to the Chesapeake Bay by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, Stillman Rogers (2000)
"You can get to Tangier Island year-round on the mailboat, ... During the summer the mailboat leaves Tangier at 8 am and returns at 9. ..."

6. The Britannica Year Book by Hugh Chisholm (1913)
"Italian warship seizes French mailboat "Carthage" in the Mediterranean. ... Italian warship off Sardinia seizes French mailboat "Manouba," carrying Red ..."

7. Durban: Fifty Years' Municipal History by W. P. M. Henderson (1904)
"The " Armadale Castle " was the first mailboat to enter the harbour, instead of remaining at the Outer Anchorage. By bringing in a vessel of 30000 tons ..."

8. Adventure Guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines by Cindy Kilgorie Brown, Alan Moore (2003)
"The mailboat, Barracuda, carries cargo and passengers throughout the Grenadines. The journey time from St. Vincent is one hour; departures from St. Vincent ..."

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