special delivery

noun

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.

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After making the special delivery to the devil's handmaiden, Ben’s fate doesn’t look good. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Here's the 'Riverdale' Crossover During 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' That You Probably Missed," 29 Oct. 2018 Recognizing this widespread enthusiasm, the Post Office Department released a special delivery stamp featuring a blue Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny) biplane inside a red frame. Adam Cohen, Smithsonian, "Delivering the Mail Was Once One of the Riskiest Jobs in America," 18 May 2018 Fans can once again get Kevin Sbraga’s signature hot chicken dish for lunch, but just for today during a special delivery pop-up. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Villanova wins it all, no water in fatal nursing home fire, Cosby jury selection begins | Morning Newsletter," 3 Apr. 2018 Pat’s gets a special delivery Lobster 207, a seafood wholesaler in Maine, is taking a road trip to Philadelphia to hand deliver a whopping 20 pounds of live lobsters to Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philly after losing their bet. Patricia Madej, Philly.com, "Remember all those Super Bowl bets? New England keeping promises after losing countless wagers," 6 Feb. 2018 After arranging payment details and any special delivery instructions, your first box is on its way. OregonLive.com, "Resolving to eat more fruits and vegetables? Imperfect Produce could be the answer," 3 Jan. 2018 Looks like Popeye's swayed the vote with their special delivery to his studio. Rachel George, Billboard, "Six Things We Learned in Diddy's '73 Questions' Interview With 'Vogue'," 20 Dec. 2017 Louisville City FC's conference final match Saturday against New York will include a special delivery from Pennsylvania. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "This 4-year-old is a Louisville City super fan. But he's from an unlikely place," 3 Nov. 2017 Carlos Sura and his wife, Sara Granados, thanked the officer for helping them make a special delivery. Washington Post, "‘Female is having a baby, like right now!’ Md. officer delivers infant along highway," 5 Sep. 2017

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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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special delivery

noun

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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