Definition of special delivery in English:

special delivery

Syllabification: spe·cial de·liv·er·y


  • 1A former express mail service of the US Postal Service that involved expedited delivery of mail, often by special courier.
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    • So Kaulkin came down to the parking lot carrying a mail basket containing 15 special delivery packages.
    • Additional charges may apply for bulk orders or special delivery.
  • 1.1Any mail service that involves special handling or expedited delivery.
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    • If you're really leaving it to the last moment, you'll need special delivery, which guarantees next day delivery.
  • 1.2A letter or parcel sent by a special-delivery service.
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    • Targets for parcels and special deliveries were missed after reaching new working practices agreements with the unions.
    • Some 4,000 managers were drafted in to get out special deliveries and to collect mail in the main commercial areas.
    • Many products - such as special deliveries - which were currently not regulated would be now price-controlled, he said.

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