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

The first 310-tonne toroidal field coil (from Japan) and the first 440-tonne vacuum vessel sector (from Korea) are among the special deliveries expected in Saint-Paul-lès-Durance in 2019. Giulia Pacchioni, Scientific American, "The Road to Fusion," 26 Aug. 2019 The new mother of three’s father Jon Huntsman, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, and her mother Mary Kaye came in from Moscow for the special delivery. Emily Strohm, PEOPLE.com, "It's a Girl — and a Boy! The View's Abby Huntsman Welcomes Twins Ruby Kate and William Jeffrey," 6 June 2019 Uber has been working with McDonald’s as an early partner, designing special delivery packages that keep burgers and fries hot and intact during flights. James Vincent, The Verge, "Uber says it will start delivering fast food by drone in San Diego this summer," 12 June 2019 The Frisco store also took to social media Thursday about the special delivery service. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Hurts Donut offering ‘scary clown deliveries’ at some Texas locations," 28 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of special delivery

1865, in the meaning defined above

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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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