post office

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post office (plural post offices)

  1. A place (building, office, shop, or counter) concerned with the business of delivering letters, post or mail and selling stamps, etc.
  2. An organisation that delivers letters (for example, Canada Post, Royal Mail, United States Postal Service).
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume II, chapter 16:
      “The post-officeis a wonderful establishment!” said she.—“The regularity and despatch of it! If one thinks of all that it has to do, and all that it does so well, it is really astonishing!”
  3. (Canada, US) A children's game.


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