from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large canvas sack used for transporting mail.
- n. A bag suspended from the shoulder, used by letter carriers for carrying mail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strong canvas bag used for the transportation of mail
- n. A smaller bag, slung from the shoulders, used for the delivery of mail
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bag in which mailed matter is conveyed or shipped under public authority.
- n. A letter carrier's shoulder bag.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bag in which the public mail is carried.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pouch used in the shipment of mail
- n. letter carrier's shoulder bag
That said, my mailbag is a clamouring cacophony from the misunderstood and under-appreciated, not necessarily the wronged and the righteous.
Ever since JAG signed off nearly six years ago, one of the most frequent topics in my mailbag is the hope that David James Elliott last seen in ABC's short-lived Scoundrels last summer will find his way back to CBS.
I wonder if he thinks his mailbag is a sign that the English are genuinely becoming more emotional about food.
For example, when I explicitly state that a 700-word email is too long to print in the mailbag, that is NOT an invitation to submit a 1,283-word email.
Watch drags on, we return to the mailbag, which is still brimming with your queries and concerns.
Two other heavy topics to make the mailbag was the return of two men who many would rather see back continue their exit from the sport.
If you send a regular e-mail, rather than using the form, be certain to use the word "mailbag" in the subject header -- otherwise your mail may be directed to the spam folder or possibly be ignored in an unbecoming manner.
Perhaps now that the election is over and things are slightly calmer around here, we can take questions from readers a little more often - or even do a "mailbag" column once in a while.
Bill has a history of using his interaction with his readers as part of his voice and has, through the years, developed a regular, robust 'mailbag' style column that is a favorite of readers.
I've decided that since I do such a lousy job of responding to comments, I'm going to start doing a "mailbag" type post on Thursdays to showcase and / or respond to a few of the previous week's comments.