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 His big claim was rural free delivery. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 17 Aug. 2020 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, 28 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rural free delivery was in 1891

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“Rural free delivery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

rural free delivery

: the free delivery of mail on routes in country districts

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