Definition of mailboat in English:

mailboat

Line breaks: mail|boat
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪlbəʊt
 
/

noun

A ship or boat that carries mail.
More 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.

Definition of mailboat in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhipnəˈpämpik
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up...