special handling

noun

Definition of special handling

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

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Bags containing firearms had red tags fastened to them at the airport for special handling. oregonlive.com, "Former PDX baggage handler sentenced to 6 months in federal prison for stealing guns from luggage," 29 July 2019 But when memory is marked as not present, the permissions-checking terminates early, bypassing this special handling. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack," 14 Aug. 2018 Amazon could quickly apply its order-fulfillment and distribution capabilities to pills, which usually don’t need special handling like cold storage. Joseph Walker, WSJ, "Amazon’s Pharmacy Deal Threatens Retail Drugstores," 29 June 2018 On the second floor of the North Carolina hub, where most packages race down conveyor belts, the company is preparing to install a system that can automatically recognize packages that need special handling. Cade Metz, New York Times, "FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future," 18 Mar. 2018 The following items require special handling at all times, and especially after a storm or natural disaster when the amount of waste and debris being handled increases significantly. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on homes: Get going on debris removal from property," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of special handling

1928, in the meaning defined above

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