mail order

noun
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of mail order

: an order for goods that is received and filled by mail

mail-order

play \-ˌȯr-dər\ adjective

Examples of mail order in a Sentence

  1. You can purchase the books by mail order.

  2. The store sent out all its mail orders in time for the holiday.

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First Known Use of mail order

1867

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MAIL ORDER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of mail order for English Language Learners

  • : a method of buying products that are received by mail

  • : a product that is sent by mail to the person who bought it


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