general delivery

noun

: 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

The letter is addressed to general delivery.

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of general delivery was in 1846

Dictionary Entries Near general delivery

Cite this Entry

“General delivery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/general%20delivery. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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