postage meter
noun Date: 1927 a machine that prints postal indicia on pieces of mail, records the amount of postage, and subtracts it from a total paid amount for which the machine has been set

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • postage meter — ☆ postage meter n. a machine that prints indicia on mail, indicating that postage has been paid: it records the number of pieces processed and the cost of postage …   English World dictionary

  • postage meter — postage .meter n AmE a machine used by businesses which puts a mark on letters and packages to show that postage has been paid British Equivalent: franking machine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postage meter — postage ,meter noun count AMERICAN a piece of equipment that puts a mark on a piece of mail, showing the date it was sent and the postage paid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • postage meter — A mechanical or electromechanical device that can print one or more denominations of an authorized postage indicia. It is available for lease only from designated manufacturers. (Also see metered mail) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Postage meter — A postage meter is a mechanical device used to create and apply physical evidence of postage (or franking) to mailed matter. Postage meters are regulated by a country s postal authority; for example, in the United States, the United States Postal …   Wikipedia

  • postage meter — noun meter for bulk mailings that imprints correct prepaid postage on pieces of mail and records the total charge • Hypernyms: ↑meter * * * noun, pl ⋯ ters [count] : a machine that stamps pieces of mail to show that postage has been paid * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • postage meter — an office machine used in bulk mailing that imprints prepaid postage and a dated postmark. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • postage meter — noun A machine used to print prepaid labels onto pieces of mail, and to record total postage charges …   Wiktionary

  • postage meter — noun (C) AmE a machine used by businesses which puts a mark on letters and packages to show that postage has been paid …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • postage meter — post′age me ter n. cvb phi an office machine used in bulk mailing that imprints prepaid postage and a dated postmark • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

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