special delivery

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of special delivery

: expedited messenger delivery of mail matter for an extra fee

Examples of special delivery in a Sentence

  1. She sent him a letter by special delivery.

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First Known Use of special delivery

1865


SPECIAL DELIVERY Defined for English Language Learners

special delivery

noun

Definition of special delivery for English Language Learners

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


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