mail receptacle

mail receptacle
mail receptacle - A privately owned mailbox or a USPS collection box or other container used to receive or deposit mail.

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • mail drop — n. 1. a receptacle or slot into which mail is put for collection 2. a location or an address used for sending or receiving mail, often for secrecy or illicit purposes …   English World dictionary

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  • mail drop — noun 1》 N. Amer. a receptacle for mail, especially one in which mail is kept until collected. 2》 Brit. a delivery of mail …   English new terms dictionary

  • mail box — A receptacle for the deposit of mail, whether outgoing mail to be picked up by a carrier or mail arriving for a particular person …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mail drop — noun 1. a. : a receptacle for mail especially at the place of delivery b. : a slot (as in a chute) for deposit of mail 2. : an address used by an agent who transmits secret communications (as for an espionage apparatus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mail drop — noun Date: 1945 1. an address used in transmitting secret communications 2. a receptacle or a slot for deposit of mail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mail drop — 1. a receptacle or one of a series of pigeonholelike slots, as in an office, into which incoming mail is placed for pickup. 2. drop (def. 12). [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

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