parcel post


Definition of parcel post

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

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Synonyms for parcel post


correspondence, mail, matter, post [chiefly British], snail mail

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Examples of parcel post in a Sentence

only parcel post bearing a return address and not exceeding size and weight limits will be accepted

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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, "A Hundred-Year-Old Handmade American Flag Flies Home… to Scotland," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of parcel post

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of parcel post was in 1790

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English Language Learners Definition of parcel post

: a service that people in the U.S. can use to mail packages

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Kids Definition of parcel post

: a mail service that handles packages

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