third-class

adjective

Definition of third-class

:of or relating to a class, rank, or grade next below the second

third-class

adverb

First Known Use of third-class

1839


third class

noun

Definition of third class

1 :the third and usually next below second class in a classification
2 :the least expensive class of accommodations (as on a passenger ship)
3 :a former class of U.S. mail comprising circulars, pamphlets, catalogs, and newsletters

Examples of third class in a Sentence

  1. She got a third class in English.

First Known Use of third class

1748


THIRD-CLASS Defined for English Language Learners

third-class

adjective

Definition of third-class for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to third class


third class

noun

Definition of third class for English Language Learners

  • : the level of service on a train, ship, etc., that is the cheapest

  • : a class of mail in the U.S. that includes advertisements

  • : an undergraduate degree of the lowest level given by a British university


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