- (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
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for 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