A postal delivery route served by a private contractor.
More example sentences
- From about 1817 to 1890, records of various mail and star routes are contained in the Serial Set.
- The saving, therefore, is on fourth-class offices and star routes discontinued.
- By 1880, there were nearly 10,000 star routes, costing the federal government nearly $6 million a year to maintain.
from the use of a star or asterisk to mark the routes in postal records.
Definition of star route in:
- The British & World English dictionary