One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1North American A receptacle for mail, especially one in which mail is kept until the addressee collects it.
- ‘They served as the local inn, mail drop, gathering spot, and sometimes store.’
- ‘Becoming a Bermuda company is a paper transaction, as easy as securing a mail drop there and paying some fees, while keeping the working headquarters back in the United States.’
- ‘Fair lists its headquarters at an address on Wilshire Boulevard that turns out to be a mail drop.’
- ‘Addresses are most often PO boxes or mail drops.’
- ‘He said the thieves repeatedly robbed the mail drops until they had enough identification to create new identities for themselves.’
- ‘Any time you see something like ‘7th Floor ’, chances are you're dealing with a mail drop, a call center, or a combination of both.’
- ‘Thankfully, the box was sent not to my home or business address, but to a mail drop I maintain.’
- ‘Beware of promoters who are not locally based, provide no telephone number and who use a post office box or mail drop rather than a full street address.’
2British A delivery of mail, advertising leaflets, or other material.
post, letters, packages, parcels, correspondence, communications, airmailView synonyms
- ‘We will get two mail drops and maybe one person from each party will knock on our door.’
- ‘Direct-marketing companies have long hired delivery companies to carry out household mail drops, which generate £25 billion of business each year.’
- ‘The massive mail drop to more than 10, 500 practices will ensure every practice in the UK has copies of the life-saving leaflet available.’
- ‘As well as being proactive on individual issues, and she has helped me on two separate occasions, her regular mail drops and questionnaires have allowed people a voice in shaping local policies.’
- ‘You could consider a mail drop including some coupons redeemable at the sale.’
- ‘Details of the scheme were distributed to all major employers in the city centre and a mail drop also took place.’
- ‘The company has engaged in banner advertisements, radio announcements and mail drops as part of its own recruitment drive.’
- ‘He carried out a mail drop giving all residents the opportunity to choose one of three plans.’
- ‘A costly and lengthy delay resulted in the mail drop being postponed until mid-November, which greatly affected results.’
- ‘They will be organising a mail drop to all the local people in the area in the coming weeks.’
- ‘We'll run promotions, do mail drops and provide good personal service.’
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