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snail mail

Meaning: mail sent by a postal service (as opposed to "email")

For example:

  • Grandma hasn't got email, so we have to send letters by snail mail.

  • If you send it by snail mail, it'll take over a week to get there.

Quick Quiz:

Which would you send by snail mail?

a. a downloaded song

b. a record or DVD

c. a sound file

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Contributor: Matt Errey