physical delivery of mail, as contrasted with email.
the letters, packages, etc., delivered this way.
the conventional postal system, as opposed to electronic mail
(transitive) to send by the conventional postal system, rather than by electronic mail
snail mail definition
A term used to denote mail sent via the traditional postal service, usually to contrast that process to e-mail.
Ordinary postal service, as opposed to electronic communications. For example, He hasn’t taken to his computer so he’s still using snail mail. This slangy idiom, alluding to the alleged slowness of the snail, caught on at least partly for its rhyme. [ 1980s ]
adjective 1. slow of pace or motion, like a snail; sluggish.
noun 1. any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas. 2. a treacherous person; an insidious enemy. Compare snake in the grass. 3. Building Trades. Also called auger, plumber’s snake. (in plumbing) a device for dislodging obstructions in curved pipes, having a […]
noun 1. anhinga. noun 1. another name for darter
adjective 1. bitten by a snake. 2. Informal. unlucky; doomed to misfortune.