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mail drop

n.
1. A receptacle or slot for the delivery of mail.
2. An address or place at which a nonresident person receives mail, often of a secret nature.
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mail drop

n
chiefly US and Canadian a receptacle or chute for mail
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mail′ drop`


n.
1. a receptacle or slot into which incoming mail is placed for pickup.
[1970–75]
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