Entry from US English dictionary
A mail delivery route in a rural area.
- Once I read while she drove, drawn to the highlighted yellow lines written about the young scout who disappeared while delivering papers on his rural route.
- No one knows where it was mailed from, only where it was going to, and that was unfortunately an unnumbered rural route address.
- Small hand tools, a bit of fertilizer and similar supplies fit easily in a large rural route mailbox that can be mounted on a post or fence.
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Syllabification: ru·ral route
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