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general delivery

Syllabification: gen·er·al de·liv·er·y

Definition of general delivery in English:

noun

North American
Mail delivery to a post office for pickup by the addressee.
Example sentences
  • As I have no mailbox yet at all, and have used nothing but the P. O. box for all of my correspondence for years, I will have to go with the general delivery option, at least for the time being.
  • Till then, remote farming families had to trudge through all weathers to the nearest township to pick up their mail care of general delivery.
  • ‘Well, we only do general delivery for thirty days.’

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