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

The letter is addressed to general delivery.

First Known Use of general delivery

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of general delivery was in 1846

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“General delivery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/general%20delivery. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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general delivery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of general delivery

US : 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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