pre·​sort | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈsȯrt How to pronounce presort (audio) \
presorted; presorting; presorts

Definition of presort

transitive verb

: to sort (outgoing mail) by zip code usually before delivery to a post office

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Amazon is paying roughly $1 billion in cash for PillPack, which presorts medications and ships them to customers’ homes in 49 U.S. states, excluding Hawaii, according to people familiar with the matter. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "Amazon Buys Online Pharmacy PillPack for $1 Billion," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of presort

1951, in the meaning defined above

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to move or obtain by small maneuvers

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