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mail drop

Syllabification: mail drop

Definition of mail drop in English:

noun

1North American A receptacle for mail, especially one in which mail is kept until the addressee collects it.
Example sentences
  • Fair lists its headquarters at an address on Wilshire Boulevard that turns out to be a mail drop.
  • Thankfully, the box was sent not to my home or business address, but to a mail drop I maintain.
  • Any time you see something like ‘7th Floor ’, chances are you're dealing with a mail drop, a call center, or a combination of both.
2British A delivery of mail, advertising leaflets, or other material.
Example sentences
  • He carried out a mail drop giving all residents the opportunity to choose one of three plans.
  • Direct-marketing companies have long hired delivery companies to carry out household mail drops, which generate £25 billion of business each year.
  • As well as being proactive on individual issues, and she has helped me on two separate occasions, her regular mail drops and questionnaires have allowed people a voice in shaping local policies.

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