Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Packet (Page: 1029)

Pack"et (?), n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.]

1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters. Shak.

2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat. Packet boat, ship, ∨ vessel. See Packet, n., 2. -- Packet day, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or the sailing day. -- Packet note ∨ post. See under Paper.

Packet (Page: 1029)

Pack"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Packeting.]

1. To make up into a packet or bundle.

2. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.

Her husband Was packeted to France. Ford.

Packet (Page: 1029)

Pack"et, v. i. To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.