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noun
  1. the delivery of mail directly to the recipient's address without charge to the recipient: Before free delivery people had to pick up their mail at the post office or pay a letter carrier to deliver it.

Origin of free delivery

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for free delivery

Historical Examples

  • After awhile we established what is known as the free-delivery system.

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)

    Robert G. Ingersoll

  • The free-delivery system has been extended to 19 additional cities during the year, and 178 now enjoy its conveniences.

  • Proper legislation of this character for the relief of carriers in the free-delivery service has been frequent.

  • It will permit the more rapid extension of the free-delivery system by affording a larger basis for its sustenance.

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