star route
noun Etymology: from the asterisk used to designate such routes in postal publications Date: 1876 a mail-delivery route in a rural or thinly populated area served by a private carrier under contract who takes mail from one post office to another or from a railroad station to a post office and usually also delivers mail to private mailboxes along the route

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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