Definition of second class
1 : the second and usually next to highest group in a classification
2 : cabin class
3 : a class of U.S. or Canadian mail comprising periodicals sent to regular subscribers
Examples of second class in a Sentence
The airline offers special services for travelers in first and second class.
She got an upper second class in English at Oxford.
First Known Use of second class
SECOND CLASS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of second class for English Language Learners
: a level of service on a train, ship, etc., that is just below first class
: a class of mail in the U.S. that includes newspapers, magazines, etc.
: a class of mail in the UK that costs less and takes longer to arrive than first class
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