Definition of mail van in US English:

mail van


  • A small van used for carrying mail.

    ‘a mail van brought the mail to rural post offices’
    • ‘The Community Council, businesses etc., have to sit in a car and wait for the mail van or go elsewhere.’
    • ‘The dispute escalated as strikers were attacked by police protecting scab workers and mail vans, and subjected to mass arrests.’
    • ‘The Post Office mail van didn't even stop.’
    • ‘"This will further affect the smooth delivery of mail, as daily around 20 mail vans operate from the station," the members said.’
    • ‘A few years later, mail vans were used to collect mail from post boxes and delivered to the stations.’
    • ‘The boxes were loaded into the school mail van for delivery!’
    • ‘Under the deal, mail vans would deliver the post to the postpersons' homes.’
    • ‘The yellow one on the left hand side is a model of an old-fashioned Swiss mail van.’
    • ‘He was on trial at Burnley Crown Court for a mail van hold-up.’
    • ‘In peace time, the mail vans urge people to "post early" but in wartime the message is "be brief".’