(also mail boat)
Definition of mailboat in English:
A ship or boat that carries mail.
- Even so, guests can only get over to it when the local mailboat runs from Stonington.
- Imagine my disappointment when, having managed to acquire a ticket in the stalls after an uncomfortable voyage in the morning mailboat, I learned at tea time that the performance had simply been cancelled.
- From Nassau, you can travel to the other islands on regular scheduled flights by Bahamas Air, the national airline, but I chose to travel from Nassau to the Out Islands by mailboat, sharing deck space with farm animals and pineapples.
Definition of mailboat in:
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