special handling


: the handling of parcel-post or mail as first-class but not as special-delivery matter for an extra fee

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most personal items don’t require any special handling or care. Christopher Elliott, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Feb. 2023 Of these pending returns, 1.7 million require error correction or another special handling, and the remaining 1.7 million are paper filings. Raphael Romero Ruiz, The Arizona Republic, 24 Jan. 2023 According to former officials, documents marked HCS have special handling requirements to make sure they are stored properly and not reviewed by people who are not cleared to see them. Mark Mazzetti, New York Times, 26 Aug. 2022 Note that the company is a Master Limited Partnership, and those can require special handling at tax time; read up on MLPs before investing. Dallas News, 23 Jan. 2022 For example batteries need to be removed from cellphones and older, cathode-ray tube television sets require special handling due to their lead content. Carina Woudenberg, Discover Magazine, 13 May 2021 As for classification level, the ranges are from confidential to top secret to special handling categories, the person added. Arkansas Online, 9 Aug. 2022 That includes, according to the IRS, tax year 2021 and prior returns with errors and returns requiring special handling such as those where corrections must be made relating to refundable credits. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 25 Mar. 2022 While some do require special handling, the vast majority of orchids are easy to grow, especially in our San Diego climate. Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of special handling was in 1928

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“Special handling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20handling. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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