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


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mail + bag


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