general delivery
noun Date: 1846 a department of a post office that handles the delivery of mail at a post office window to persons who call for it

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • general delivery — ˌgeneral deˈlivery noun [uncountable] a post office department to which you can send letters for someone, and which will keep them until they are collected; = poste restante Bre * * * general delivery UK US noun [U] COMMUNICATIONS ► US POSTE… …   Financial and business terms

  • general delivery — An alternate delivery service that allows customers with proper identification to pick up mail at post offices. Provided primarily at offices without letter carrier delivery or for transients and customers who do not have a permanent address or… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • General Delivery — /ˌdʒen(ə)rəl dɪ lɪv(ə)ri/ noun US a system where letters can be addressed to someone at a post office, where they can be collected ● They received the mail order items via General Delivery. (NOTE: British English is poste restante) …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • general delivery — general de livery n [U] AmE a post office department that keeps someone s letters until that person comes to get them British Equivalent: poste restante …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • general delivery — general de livery noun uncount AMERICAN a post office that you use when you are traveling. Letters are sent there for you and kept until you pick them up …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • general delivery — 1. a postal service that delivers mail to a specific post office where it is held for pickup by the addressee. 2. the postal department that handles such mail. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • general delivery — noun North American term for poste restante …   English new terms dictionary

  • general delivery — noun (U) AmE a post office department to which you can send letters for someone who is travelling and which will keep them until they are collected; poste restante BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • general delivery — UK / US noun [uncountable] American poste restante …   English dictionary

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