parcel post

noun

1
: a mail service handling parcels
2
: packages handled by parcel post

Example Sentences

only parcel post bearing a return address and not exceeding size and weight limits will be accepted
Recent Examples on the Web Extending parcel post to the countryside was vehemently opposed by merchants, who feared competition from Sears Roebuck and other mail order houses. Tom Dillard, Arkansas Online, 14 Mar. 2021 The flag arrived at the New York office of the Associated Press in May and was then sent by parcel post to the White House. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian, 30 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of parcel post was in 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Parcel post.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parcel%20post. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

parcel post

noun
1
: a mail service handling parcels
2
: packages handled by parcel post

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