Meaning of tappal in English:


Pronunciation /təˈpɔːl/


  • (in the Indian subcontinent) a delivery of mail.

    ‘The conveyance of official papers form three-fourths of the mail conveyed by tappal.’
    • ‘A packet of six English newspapers would be above the weight allowed to go by tappal.’
    • ‘The tappal runs very irregularly from Poonah to the Kistna.’
    • ‘They had to establish a tappal of their own, up and down the works between Madras and Beypoor.’
    • ‘The Tappal from Trincomalie reaches there on all other days at three or four o'clock.’
    letters, packages, parcels, correspondence, communications, airmail


Late 18th century origin unknown.