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mail carrier

Syllabification: mail car·ri·er

Definition of mail carrier in English:


A person who is employed to deliver and collect letters and parcels.
Example sentences
  • They then would put the letter in the corresponding mail carrier's bin to be delivered that afternoon.
  • Dora and Boots help out the mail carrier by delivering four special letters.
  • Today's skiers often carry letters in commemoration of the fallen mail carrier.

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