Definition of pneumatique in English:


Line breaks: pneu|ma¦tique
Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːməˈtiːk
, pnømatik/

noun (plural pronounced same)

1(In Paris) a system of conveying mail along tubes by air pressure: she delivered invitations to the party by means of the pneumatique
More example sentences
  • Now Parisians are offered "same day" delivery post express to replace the pneumatique.
1.1A message conveyed by pneumatique: Prue communicated the good news by sending me a pneumatique
More example sentences
  • He sent Arrieu a pneumatique on Thursday 17 November 1932.
  • Sometimes they would send a pneumatique telling him to meet them at the Dome.



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