parcel post

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  1. (in the U.S. Postal Service) nonpreferential mail consisting of packages and parcels, weighing one pound or more sent at fourth-class rates.: Compare fourth class.

  2. the branch of a postal service that processes and delivers parcels.

  1. the service this branch renders.

Origin of parcel post

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby parcel post Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use parcel post in a sentence

  • Couldn't you send me some by parcel post to the railway station of Ain-Fezza?

    Remarkable Rogues | Charles Kingston
  • They carried off valuables in an automobile, and returned the same, piece-meal, by parcel post.

    Nothing But the Truth | Frederic S. Isham
  • It must be specially observed that postal correspondence, and not parcels sent by parcel post, are immune from capture.

  • Why did the country merchant object so strenuously to the passage of the parcel post law?

    Business English | Rose Buhlig
  • South Africa has been successfully operating an agricultural parcel post.

    Business English | Rose Buhlig