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1. A large canvas sack used for transporting mail.
2. A bag suspended from the shoulder, used by letter carriers for carrying mail.


(ˈmeɪlˌbæɡ) ,




a large bag used for transporting or delivering mail



1. a mail carrier's bag.
2. a sack for shipping mail.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mailbag - pouch used in the shipment of mailmailbag - pouch used in the shipment of mail  
diplomatic pouch - a mail pouch that is sealed shut and that is used to carry communications between a legation and its home office
pouch - a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
2.mailbag - letter carrier's shoulder bagmailbag - letter carrier's shoulder bag; "in Britain they call a mailbag a postbag"
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
كيس البَريد
poštovní pytel
vrece na poštu
posta torbası/çantası


[ˈmeɪlbæg] Nsaca f de correos


[ˈmeɪlbæg] n
(= sack) → sac m postal
(= letters to newspaper, radio programme, MP etc) → courrier m


[ˈmeɪlˌbæg] nsacco postale, sacco delle poste


(meil) noun
letters, parcels etc by post. His secretary opens his mail.
to send by post.
ˈmailbag noun
a bag for letters etc. The letters are put into mailbags and sent to London by train.
ˈmailbox noun
a postbox.
ˈmailman (-mӕn) noun
(American) a postman.
References in classic literature ?
I suppose I must have been longer than I thought, or they must have been quicker than they expected with the mailbags.
The expected scope of the procurement can be briefly summarised as purchase and successive supply of different Postal Mailbags used for international airmail, transporting letters/parcels from process to process and to pick-up mail from mailboxes etc.
He drowned with 1,516 others after also using the key to take out mailbags during the sinking.
Just to remind you, here's a pile of mailbags on a classic Victorian platform trolley as a rail operative 'shows how it's done' at Liverpool Lime Street station, in January, 1967 Picture: DAILY POST ARCHIVE
BUTCHER Tony Leach says a bogus postman walked in to his Coventry shop, which is used as a drop-off point for mailbags, and took a sackful destined for homes.
Mailbags at US embassies in Lithuania and Peru had tested positive for anthrax.
Jewellery, mobile phones, CDs and even a bar of Toblerone have all been inter- cepted in BA's official mailbags in an attempt to avoid paying Customs duties.