Definition of poste restante in US English:

poste restante

noun

British
  • A service offered by a post office whereby mail is kept for an agreed period until collected by the addressee; general delivery.

    • ‘I was backpacking around central America when I got a message, poste restante, from Sophia, inviting me to her birthday party: ‘We're in Belize - why don't you come and join us?‘’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from French, literally ‘mail remaining’.

Pronunciation

poste restante

/ˌpōst ˌresˈtänt//ˌpoʊst ˌrɛsˈtɑnt/