general delivery

noun

Definition of general delivery

: 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.

First Known Use of general delivery

1846

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GENERAL DELIVERY Defined for English Language Learners

general delivery

Definition of general delivery for English Language Learners

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


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