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

Examples of presort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of the inventory is presorted at other locations, freeing up space that would traditionally be used for inbound docking and receiving to house additional merchandise. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "How Amazon Goes Small to Make It in New York," 1 Apr. 2019 All recyclables must be presorted and ready for collection; no sorting will be performed by city staff. David Ibata, ajc, "Roswell to reopen Recycling Center for residents only," 27 Apr. 2020 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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“Presort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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