noun, plural spe·cial·ties.
- a special agreement, contract, etc., expressed in an instrument under seal.
- a negotiable instrument not under seal.
- performing or performed in a manner that is unusual or not customary for a type of act, especially a performance involving dexterity or ingenuity, as a patter song: specialty actor; specialty act.
- (of a song or dance) isolated from the rest of the show: specialty number.
- specie point,
Origin of specialty
Examples from the Web for specialty
MK Chambers Company Michigan-based supplier of specialty machining.
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation A Pennsylvania-based wood cabinet and specialty products manufacturer.
The notion to morph a specialty tortilla chip into a taco shell at first may sound like it would be a snap.
His family ran a butcher shop in a part of town so tough that their specialty was broken leg of lamb.
MK Chambers Company Michigan-based supplier of specialty machining.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage|Abby Haglage|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
High-quality and specialty items are usually available only from private craftsmen at very high prices.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
It is probable that to an even greater extent resection of the pylorus will become the specialty of certain operators.
But you must not quarrel with him; that is his one specialty, you know.My Lady of Doubt|Randall Parrish
The house had a specialty for making small rolls for the restaurants.Serge Panine, Complete|Georges Ohnet
Their specialty's makin' the surroundin' males jump through the hoop for 'em.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
noun plural -ties
- a service or product specialized in, as at a restaurantroast beef was a specialty of the house
- (as modifier)a specialty dish
early 14c., from Middle French especialte, variant of specialite, from Latin specialitatem (nominative specialitas) "peculiarity," from specialis (see special). Speciality is attested from early 15c.; French form spécialité (especially in reference to restaurant dishes) is recorded from 1839.