postmistress


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post·mis·tress

 (pōst′mĭs′trĭs)
n.
A woman who is in charge of the operations of a local post office.
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postmistress

(ˈpəʊstmɪstrəs)
n
(Communications & Information) formal a female official in charge of a local post office
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post•mis•tress

(ˈpoʊstˌmɪs trɪs)

n.
a woman in charge of a post office.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postmistress - a woman postmaster
postmaster - the person in charge of a post office
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Translations

postmistress

[ˈpəʊstˌmɪstrɪs] Nadministradora f de correos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

postmistress

[ˈpəʊstmɪstrəs] nreceveuse f des postespost-modern postmodern [ˌpəʊstˈmɒdərn] adj (= post-modernist) → postmodernepost-modernism postmodernism [ˌpəʊstˈmɒdərnɪzəm] npostmodernisme mpost-modernist postmodernist [ˌpəʊstˈmɒdərnɪst]
n (= writer, artist, architect) → postmoderne mf
adj (= post-modern) → postmoderne
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

postmistress

[ˈpəʊstˌmɪstrɪs] ndirettrice f di un ufficio postale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Black had a cottage about half a mile along the road, and she combined the office of postmistress with that of universal provider.
Jasper Dale had a good farm, well cultivated; he had a large garden where he worked most of his spare time in summer; it was supposed that he read a great deal, since the postmistress declared that he was always getting books and magazines by mail.
Beth was postmistress, for, being most at home, she could attend to it regularly, and dearly liked the daily task of unlocking the little door and distributing the mail.
Who would have thought I'd end up as a postmistress? "My husband said I was crazy when I said I wanted to save the post office but it was so important to the community.
LUCKY STORE Postmistress Mary Murphy sold the winning ticket
She began to scream and shout hysterically to the postmistress, 'We're being robbed'.
"We are extremely grateful to postmistress Pat Harper for agreeing to stay on and reopen the branch in order to provide access to Post Office services to the community.
FROST CLASS Postmistress Amy heads towards the freezing waters
The pair decided to move to South Wales and became postmaster and postmistress in Machen.
Audrey Swales has retired as postmistress of the New Marske Post Office which she ran in Dale Street.
"It's been chaotic," said postmistress Gungun Sehgal.