precancel

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verb

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

transitive verb

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

precancel

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noun

: a precanceled postage stamp

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1909, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precancel was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Precancel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precancel. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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