mail bag
mailbag mail"bag`, mail bag mail bag . A bag in which mailed matter is conveyed or shipped under public authority.

Syn: mail pouch. [WordNet 1.5]

2. A letter carrier's shoulder bag; as, in England they call a mailbag a postbag.

Syn: postbag. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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