postman

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post +‎ -man

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postman (plural postmen)

  1. (chiefly UK) someone (implied male) who delivers the post (mail) to, and/or collects the post from, residential or commercial addresses, or from public mailboxes.
  2. One of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer, who have precedence in motions, so called from the place where he sits, the other of the two being the tubman.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Whishaw to this entry?)

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