letter carrier
mail carrier mail carrier n. A person who delivers the mail; -- also called a {letter carrier}. A male mail carrier is also called a {mailman}.

Syn: postman, letter carrier, carrier, mailman. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Letter carrier — Letter Let ter, n. [OE. lettre, F. lettre, OF. letre, fr. L. littera, litera, a letter; pl., an epistle, a writing, literature, fr. linere, litum, to besmear, to spread or rub over; because one of the earliest modes of writing was by graving the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • letter carrier — A USPS employee who delivers and collects mail on foot or by vehicle in a prescribed area. The term usually refers to a city carrier rather than to a rural carrier or highway contract carrier. (Compare with carrier) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • letter carrier — n. a postal employee who delivers mail * * * …   Universalium

  • letter carrier — n. a postal employee who delivers mail …   English World dictionary

  • letter carrier — noun a man who delivers the mail • Syn: ↑mailman, ↑postman, ↑mail carrier, ↑carrier • Hypernyms: ↑deliveryman, ↑delivery boy, ↑deliverer * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [count …   Useful english dictionary

  • letter-carrier — lettˈer carrier noun 1. A postman 2. Mail carrier • • • Main Entry: ↑letter …   Useful english dictionary

  • letter carrier — Synonyms and related words: Aquarius, Ganymede, Hebe, bearer, bheesty, busboy, caddie, cargo handler, carrier, carrier pigeon, carter, common carrier, conveyer, coolie, cupbearer, drayman, express, expressman, freighter, gun bearer, hauler,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • letter carrier — n postman, mail carrier, mailman, post boy, postal clerk; carrier, bearer, carrier pigeon, messenger; courier, dispatch bearer, post rider, runner; go between, intermediary, connection …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • letter carrier — noun An employee of the post office who delivers mail (post) to, and collects it from, a residence or business, or from public mailboxes. Syn: mail carrier, postal carrier, mailperson, postperson …   Wiktionary

  • letter carrier. — See mail carrier. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

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