special delivery
noun Date: 1870 expedited messenger delivery of mail matter for an extra fee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • special delivery — ➔ delivery * * * special delivery UK US noun [U] ► the delivery of a letter or package that is quicker, and more expensive, than normal delivery: by special delivery »The documents were sent by special delivery. → Compare RECORDED DELIVERY( …   Financial and business terms

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  • special delivery — special delivery, adj. (in the U.S. Postal Service) delivery of mail outside the regularly scheduled hours, by a special messenger, upon the payment of an extra fee. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • special delivery — ☆ special delivery n. a postal service through which, for an extra fee, mail is delivered by a special messenger …   English World dictionary

  • Special Delivery — Filmdaten Originaltitel Special Delivery Livraison spéciale Produktionsland Kanada …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • special delivery — noun mail that is delivered by a special carrier (for an additional charge) • Hypernyms: ↑mail * * * noun [noncount] : a special service that delivers mail more quickly than usual for an extra fee She sent him a letter by special delivery. * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Special Delivery — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Special Delivery (en français, livraison spéciale) peut être : Sommaire 1 littérature 2 musique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • special delivery — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms special delivery : singular special delivery plural special deliveries a post office service that delivers letters or parcels faster than usual for an extra payment …   English dictionary

  • special delivery — special de livery n [U and C] a service that delivers a letter or package very quickly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • special delivery — special de livery noun count or uncount a post office service that delivers letters or parcels faster than usual and that you pay extra for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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