American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See mailman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A barrister in the Court of Exchequer in England, now merged in High Court of Justice, who had precedence in motions: so called from the place where he sat. The postman was one of the two most experienced barristers in the court, the other being called the tubman..
- n. A post; a messenger; a courier; one who rides post.
- n. A mail-carrier.
- n. chiefly UK someone (implied male) who delivers the post (mail) to, and/or collects the post from, residential or commercial addresses, or from public mailboxes.
- n. One of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer, who have precedence in motions, so called from the place where he sits, the other of the two being the tubman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A post or courier; a letter carrier.
- n. (Eng. Law) One of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer, who have precedence in motions; -- so called from the place where he sits. The other of the two is called the
- n. a man who delivers the mail
- post + -man (Wiktionary)
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