n. A newspaper delivered physically and so more slowly compared to online news; the print edition of a newspaper.
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It’s 2013. The screens are winning adherents left and right. Print newspapers are turning into "snailpapers" that arrive at our doorsteps with news that is 12 hours late.
—Dan Bloom, “Scissors, Paper, Screen: The Future of Reading,” TeleRead, June 08, 2013
April 7 is International Snailpapers Day, celebrating hard-copy media.
—Bruce Spotleson, “Every day is a celebration,” Las Vegas Sun, February 11, 2013
2005 (earliest)
Those of us reading your snail-paper version of the BtB column this Sunday got a jolt when we turned from the front page of Style to the jump page 3.
—“Chatological Humor,” The Washington Post, January 11, 2005
Someone else may have answered this for you by now (our Unix-Wizard mail is slower than snail mail these days) but I'll give it a shot.
—Bill Lee, “yacc wizardry sought” (reply), net.unix-wizards, June 02, 1982
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