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parcel post

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noun
  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.
  3. the service this branch renders.
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Origin of parcel post

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for parcel post

Historical Examples

  • 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 few thousand men by parcel-post, and some red seals-British officers.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • There was also a parcel that had just come by the Paris parcel-post.

    813

    Maurice Leblanc