precancel

verb
pre·​can·​cel | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈkan(t)-səl How to pronounce precancel (audio) \
precanceled; precanceling; precancels

Definition of precancel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cancel (a postage stamp) in advance of use

precancel

noun

Definition of precancel (Entry 2 of 2)

: a precanceled postage stamp

Other Words from precancel

Verb

precancellation \ ˌprē-​ˌkan(t)-​sə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce precancellation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of precancel

Verb

1909, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Precancel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precancel. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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