Definition of mailbag in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪlbaɡ/


1A large sack or bag for carrying mail.
Example sentences
  • If people find mail or mailbags they should contact us.
  • One carries a mailbag and quietly delivers envelopes, placing them in plastic mailboxes.
  • He carries an empty canvas mailbag over his shoulder.
1.1The letters received by a person, especially a public figure such as a Member of Parliament: Cambodia has been the main subject of my mailbag this week
More example sentences
  • But a current policy paper, Burial Law and Policy in the 21st Century, proposing radical new ways of treating the dead and their resting places, is likely to result in a huge mailbag from the general public.
  • Shadow health minister Kay Ullrich said her mailbag is full of letters from people who say their elderly relatives are unable to eat in hospital because there is nobody to help feed them.
  • The chairman of the company got a nasty shock in his mailbag this week - a letter from the Council blaming his company for unsolved crimes costing more than £603,000.

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