[Ads-l] "snorkel" mailbox

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 1 14:14:11 EST 2017

I noticed the following story today:

This seems an incorrect use of "snorkel", which I always thought referred
to the mailboxes with an extended snout that allow drivers to deposit mail
without leaving their cars.

I can trace the term "snorkel collection box" to a 1997 USPS Glossary of
Postal Terms:

Is this use of snorkel in the OED?


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