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parcel post

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noun

(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.
the branch of a postal service that processes and delivers parcels.
the service this branch renders.

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Origin of parcel post

First recorded in 1855–60
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