Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAILER

The great Pacific mailer was lost in the fog full half a mile away.

If they got us out there they could surround us and mailer the life out of us.

He inked each galley, placed it in the mailing machine, and then fed the papers into the mailer.

When she entered the editorial office Tom was putting the last of the papers through the mailer.

This is a very short and simple entry in Mr. Mailer's journal, but it has most solemn significance.

WORD ORIGIN

"post, letters," c.1200, "a traveling bag," from Old French male "wallet, bag, bundle," from Frankish *malha or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *malho- (cf. Old High German malaha "wallet, bag," Middle Dutch male "bag"), from PIE *molko- "skin, bag." Sense extension to "letters and parcels" (18c.) is via "bag full of letter" (1650s) or "person or vehicle who carries postal matter" (1650s). In 19c. England, mail was letters going abroad, while home dispatches were post. Sense of "personal batch of letters" is from 1844, originally American English.

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