Definition of special delivery in English:

special delivery

Line breaks: spe¦cial de|liv|ery


[mass noun]
  • 1(In the UK) guaranteed delivery of a letter within the UK the day after posting: a parcel arrived by special 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.
  • 1.1(In the US) delivery of mail outside normal hours on payment of an additional fee.
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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.
  • 1.2 [count noun] A 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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