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second class

noun

: a level of service on a train, ship, etc., that is just below first class

: a class of mail in the U.S. that includes newspapers, magazines, etc.

: a class of mail in the UK that costs less and takes longer to arrive than first class

Full Definition of SECOND CLASS

1
:  the second and usually next to highest group in a classification
3
:  a class of United States or Canadian mail comprising periodicals sent to regular subscribers

Examples of SECOND CLASS

  1. The airline offers special services for travelers in first and second class.
  2. She got an upper second class in English at Oxford.

First Known Use of SECOND CLASS

1810

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