mail-order house


noun

a retail firm that conducts its business by receiving orders and shipping its merchandise through the mail and that supplies its customers with catalogs, circulars, etc.

Nearby words

  1. mail order,
  2. mail-cheeked,
  3. mail-in,
  4. mail-order,
  5. mail-order bride,
  6. mail-out,
  7. mailable,
  8. mailbag,
  9. mailboat,
  10. mailbox

Origin of mail-order house

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10

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