mailboat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mail +‎ boat

Noun[edit]

mailboat (plural mailboats)

  1. a boat used to transport mail
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Part I, [1]
      Stephen stood up and went over to the parapet. Leaning on it he looked down on the water and on the mailboat clearing the harbourmouth of Kingstown.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter VIII, p. 120, [2]
      [] the news and propaganda in imperialistic papers imported once a month by the mail-boat from the South lacked power because it lacked continuity and was stale.

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