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"postbag" in British English

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postbagnoun

uk   /ˈpəʊst.bæɡ/  us   /ˈpoʊst-/ UK (UK also and US mailbag)
[U] the ​number of ​lettersreceived at one ​time or on one ​subject: It was ​clear from ​our postbag that ​viewers were ​unhappy about the ​programme. [C] a ​largestrongbag used by the Post ​Office for ​transporting and ​carryingletters and ​parcels
(Definition of postbag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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postbagnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpəʊstbæɡ/ UK ( US mailbag) COMMUNICATIONS
the ​number of ​letters received at one ​time or on one ​subject: Travel received the second ​highestnumber of ​complaints in the ​consumer watchdog's postbag of 350,000 ​letters a ​year.
(Definition of postbag from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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