Definition of pneumatique in English:

pneumatique

noun

  • 1(in Paris) a system of conveying mail along tubes by air pressure.

    ‘she delivered invitations to the party by means of the pneumatique’
    • ‘Now Parisians are offered "same day" delivery post express to replace the pneumatique.’
    1. 1.1 A message conveyed by pneumatique.
      ‘Prue communicated the good news by sending me a pneumatique’
      • ‘Sometimes they would send a pneumatique telling him to meet them at the Dome.’
      • ‘He sent Arrieu a pneumatique on Thursday 17 November 1932.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

pneumatique

/ˌnjuːməˈtiːk//pnømatik/