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Mail Carrier

A mail carrier, mailman, postal carrier, postman, postwoman (US), postman/postwoman (UK), letter carrier (in American English and in New Zealand) or postie (in Australia, New Zealand) is an employee of the post office or postal service, who delivers mail and parcel post to residences and businesses. The term “mail carrier” came to be used as a gender-neutral substitute for “mailman” soon after women began performing the job. In the Royal Mail, the official name changed from "letter carrier" to "postman" in 1883, and "postwoman" has also been used for many years.

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Hubbard L. Hart - Mail Carrier
... In July of that year, he got a contract as a mail carrier for a route from Ocala to Tampa, even though there was danger of Seminole Indian attacks ... This mail route took him by the emerging village at Silver Springs, and this gave him an idea—he recognized the region's natural beauty and climate as a vacation draw for northerners ...
Mail Carrier - Fictional Carriers
... Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) was a main character on the NBC series Cheers Corporal Himmelstoß (pronounced Himmelstoss) was a minor character in the novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque ... Before his military service in World War I, he was a postman ...
Shigofumi: Letters From The Departed - Characters
... She works as a mail carrier from the afterlife realm of Shigo, delivering what are known as "shigofumi" to people in a Japanese city that she has been assigned to ... Though typically the shigofumi mail carriers are people who have already died, and thus do not age, Fumika is different in that she ages at the same rate as a normal person, signifying that ... Mika is the shigofumi mail carrier that takes her job very seriously and Fumi is a kind, outgoing young girl ...
Letter Box - History - North America
... Post Office Department began delivering mail to home addresses ... mail carriers knocked on the door and waited patiently for someone to answer ... Post Office Department ordered that every household must have a mail box or letter slot in order to receive mail ...

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