a stamp that is affixed to mail at a post office when prepayment of postage is insufficient, to indicate the amount that must be collected from the addressee.
a stamp affixed by a Post Office to a letter, parcel, etc, indicating that insufficient or no postage has been prepaid and showing the amount to be paid by the addressee on delivery
noun 1. an office machine used in bulk mailing that imprints prepaid postage and a dated postmark. noun 1. (mainly US & Canadian) a postal franking machine Also called postal meter
[poh-stij] /ˈpoʊ stɪdʒ/ noun 1. the charge for the conveyance of a letter or other matter sent by mail, usually prepaid by means of a stamp or stamps. /ˈpəʊstɪdʒ/ noun 1. n. 1580s, “sending of mail by post;” 1650s as “cost of sending something by mail,” from post (n.3) + -age. Postage stamp is attested […]
[poh-stij-stamp] /ˈpoʊ stɪdʒˌstæmp/ adjective, Informal. 1. of very small area or size: a postage-stamp bikini. noun 1. a small gummed label issued by postal authorities that can be affixed to an envelope, postcard, or package as evidence that postal charges have been paid. noun 1. a printed paper label with a gummed back for attaching […]
[pohs-tl] /ˈpoʊs tl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the or mail service: postal delivery; postal employees. noun 2. Informal. . Idioms 3. go postal, Slang. to lose control or go crazy, especially in a violent way. /ˈpəʊstəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a Post Office or to the mail-delivery service adj. “pertaining to […]