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[pohst-mahrk] /ˈpoʊstˌmɑrk/

an official stamped on letters and other mail, serving as a cancellation of the postage stamp and indicating the place, date, and sometimes time of sending or receipt.
verb (used with object)
to stamp with a postmark.
any mark stamped on mail by postal officials, such as a simple obliteration, date mark, or indication of route See also cancellation
(transitive) to put such a mark on mail

1670s, from post (n.3) + mark (n.1). As a verb from 1716. Related: Postmarked; postmarking.


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