rural free delivery


Definition of rural free delivery

: free delivery of mail to a rural area

called also rural delivery

Examples of rural free delivery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wanamaker’s tumultuous term as postmaster general for the Republican president Benjamin Harrison—which began with firing thousands of Democratic postmasters but later brought about the establishment of rural free delivery—gets short shrift. Marc Levinson, WSJ, "‘Wanamaker’s Temple’ Review: Merchandise and Moral Uplift," 28 Oct. 2018

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Rural free delivery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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