overnight telegram


a type of domestic telegram sent at a reduced rate with a minimum charge for 10 words or less and accepted until midnight for delivery the following day.
the service offering such a telegram. Abbreviation: OTCompare fast telegram, personal-opinion telegram.

Origin of overnight telegram

First recorded in 1950–55
Formerly night letter.
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