special delivery


Definition of special delivery

: expedited messenger delivery of mail matter for an extra fee

Examples of special delivery in a Sentence

She sent him a letter by special delivery.
Recent Examples on the Web Because of Hurricane Zeta, the special delivery was delayed until after Halloween. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "Amazon makes special delivery to boy with cerebral palsy," 10 Nov. 2020 Both Hadid and Malik shared the news of their special delivery on social media last month, posting black-and-white snapshots of their daughter's tiny hands intertwined with theirs. Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Debuts a New Diamond "Mama" Nameplate Necklace on Instagram," 3 Oct. 2020 With a mountain of daily antigen tests, special delivery for Big Ten football teams only. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Big Ten's decision to play football signals darkest day in conference's rich history," 16 Sep. 2020 Their special delivery included buttercream icing, pre-baked layers of cake, spatulas, a turntable for icing the cake and decorative gum paste flowers from the Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Florida. Laura Jazmin Tolliver-jackson, USA TODAY, "When a Florida bride's wedding cake dreams were dashed, Publix gave her a Zoom surprise," 5 Sep. 2020 An interesting gadget arrived at my house via special delivery from Microsoft on Wednesday. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Why Palantir’s departure won’t doom Silicon Valley," 27 Aug. 2020 Cliff the mailman made a special delivery on Tuesday. Ruth Kinane, EW.com, "Cheers mailman John Ratzenberger suggests a way to help save USPS," 18 Aug. 2020 Ellen Finnerty Myers, the hospital’s vice president of corporate development and chief development officer, had her cellphone at the ready to get visual proof of a special delivery. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll Hospital first in Maryland to receive supplies from teenage pilot T.J. Kim," 17 Aug. 2020 In celebration of National Health Center Week, Popfancy even made a special delivery on Thursday, Aug. 13, to cool down a few hardworking local healthcare workers from clinics at Spring Branch Community Health Center and Hope Clinic. Sonia Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Popfancy Pops are a gourmet way to ward off Houston heat," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of special delivery

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of special delivery was in 1865

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23 Nov 2020

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“Special delivery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20delivery. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of special delivery

: a special service that delivers mail more quickly than usual for an extra fee

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