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Meaning of “snail mail” in the English Dictionary

"snail mail" in British English

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snail mailnoun [U]

uk   us   informal humorous
letters or ​messages that are not ​sent by ​email, but in the ​post: We ​agreed the ​dealonline, but we'll have to ​wait for ​snailmail to get the ​paperwork.
(Definition of snail mail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snail mail" in American English

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snail mailnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsneɪl ˌmeɪl/ infml
mail that is ​sent through the ​postoffice, esp. in ​comparison with ​e-mail
(Definition of snail mail from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"snail mail" in Business English

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snail mailnoun [U]

uk   us   informal COMMUNICATIONS
letters or ​messages that are ​sent by ​post rather than by ​email: by snail mail Of the 30,000 ​votes received, only 1,000 came by snail ​mail.
(Definition of snail mail from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “snail mail”
in Chinese (Simplified) 平信,传统信件…
in Turkish posta gönderileri…
in Russian обычная почта (не электронная)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平信,傳統信件…
in Polish poczta tradycyjna…
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