mail drop
noun Date: 1945 1. an address used in transmitting secret communications 2. a receptacle or a slot for deposit of mail

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mail drop — ˈmail drop noun [countable] 1. an address where someone s mail is delivered, which is not where they live 2. a box in a post office where your mail can be left * * * mail drop UK US (US COMMUNICATIONS ► an address used only to receive letters and …   Financial and business terms

  • mail drop — mail′ drop n. 1) cvb a receptacle or slot into which incoming mail is placed for pickup 2) cvb drop 13) • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • mail drop — n AmE 1.) an address where someone s mail is delivered, which is not where they live 2.) a box in a post office where your mail can be left …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mail drop — mail ,drop noun count AMERICAN 1. ) a container in a building in which mail is put when it is delivered 2. ) a place where mail or messages can be left for you to collect …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mail drop — n. 1. a receptacle or slot into which mail is put for collection 2. a location or an address used for sending or receiving mail, often for secrecy or illicit purposes …   English World dictionary

  • mail drop — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mail drop : singular mail drop plural mail drops American 1) a container in a building in which post is put when it is delivered 2) a place where post or messages can be left for you to collect …   English dictionary

  • mail drop — 1. a receptacle or one of a series of pigeonholelike slots, as in an office, into which incoming mail is placed for pickup. 2. drop (def. 12). [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • mail drop — noun 1》 N. Amer. a receptacle for mail, especially one in which mail is kept until collected. 2》 Brit. a delivery of mail …   English new terms dictionary

  • mail drop — noun (C) AmE 1 an address where someone s mail is delivered, which is not where they live 2 a box in a post office where your mail can be left …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mail drop — noun 1. a. : a receptacle for mail especially at the place of delivery b. : a slot (as in a chute) for deposit of mail 2. : an address used by an agent who transmits secret communications (as for an espionage apparatus) …   Useful english dictionary

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