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mailboat

Syllabification: mail·boat
Pronunciation: /ˈmālbōt
 
/
(also mail boat)

Definition of mailboat in English:

noun

chiefly historical
A ship or boat that carries mail.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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