postage meter

postage meter - A mechanical or electromechanical device that can print one or more denominations of an authorized postage indicia. It is available for lease only from designated manufacturers. (Also see metered mail)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • postage meter — ☆ postage meter n. a machine that prints indicia on mail, indicating that postage has been paid: it records the number of pieces processed and the cost of postage …   English World dictionary

  • postage meter — postage .meter n AmE a machine used by businesses which puts a mark on letters and packages to show that postage has been paid British Equivalent: franking machine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postage meter — postage ,meter noun count AMERICAN a piece of equipment that puts a mark on a piece of mail, showing the date it was sent and the postage paid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Postage meter — A postage meter is a mechanical device used to create and apply physical evidence of postage (or franking) to mailed matter. Postage meters are regulated by a country s postal authority; for example, in the United States, the United States Postal …   Wikipedia

  • postage meter — noun meter for bulk mailings that imprints correct prepaid postage on pieces of mail and records the total charge • Hypernyms: ↑meter * * * noun, pl ⋯ ters [count] : a machine that stamps pieces of mail to show that postage has been paid * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • postage meter — noun Date: 1927 a machine that prints postal indicia on pieces of mail, records the amount of postage, and subtracts it from a total paid amount for which the machine has been set …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postage meter — an office machine used in bulk mailing that imprints prepaid postage and a dated postmark. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • postage meter — noun A machine used to print prepaid labels onto pieces of mail, and to record total postage charges …   Wiktionary

  • postage meter — noun (C) AmE a machine used by businesses which puts a mark on letters and packages to show that postage has been paid …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • postage meter — post′age me ter n. cvb phi an office machine used in bulk mailing that imprints prepaid postage and a dated postmark • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang


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