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special delivery

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Definition of special delivery in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1(In the UK) guaranteed delivery of a letter within the UK the day after posting: a parcel arrived by special delivery
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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