rural route

noun

Definition of rural route 

: a mail-delivery route in a rural free delivery area

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United Parcel Service tested launching a drone from a delivery truck that was covering a rural route in Florida. Joseph Pisani, The Seattle Times, "Where are the drone deliveries? Amazon’s customers are still waiting," 3 Dec. 2018 Passing through several postcard-perfect classic Cape Cod villages, rural route 6A is a lot more pleasant with fall’s traffic reprieve. Alyssa Giacobbe, Town & Country, "The 7 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New England," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of rural route

1852, in the meaning defined above

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