animals: n . postal employees who work outside on docks, loading and unloading mail trucks.
baby buggy: n . a large, canvas-sided cart used to transport mail between work stations within a post office.
bomb: n . when the volume of mail that must be sorted is particularly heavy. "Every Christmas, we get hit with a bomb. "
early out: n . a short shift that results from a light volume of mail. "It's slow today, we should get an early out. "
nixie: n. a piece of mail on which the city and ZIP code do not match.
outsides: n . oversized parcels.
skin the rack: v. to take mailbags for distribution to local post offices. "It's 1:15; let's skin the rack and get moving."
zombie: n . a postal worker who has been assigned to the graveyard shift.