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general delivery

noun

Simple Definition of general delivery

  • : a department in a post office that keeps a person's mail until that person comes to the post office to get it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of general delivery

  1. :  a department of a post office that handles the delivery of mail at a post office window to persons who call for it

Examples of general delivery in a sentence

  1. The letter is addressed to general delivery.



1846

First Known Use of general delivery

1846

Rhymes with general delivery


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