- (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.
Origin of parcel post
Related Words for parcel posttransmission, distribution, consignment, shipment, drop, commitment, dispatch, conveyance, rendition, post, surrender, portage, mailing, impartment
Examples from the Web for parcel post
Historical Examples of parcel post
Besides, I can send back everything in the morning, anonymously, by parcel-post.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
I will let you have the helmet back by parcel-post at the earliest opportunity.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
There is a parcel-post as well as a letter penny-post in Paris.A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792
A few thousand men by parcel-post, and some red seals-British officers.The Weavers, Complete
There was also a parcel that had just come by the Paris parcel-post.813