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mail order

n.
An order for goods to be shipped through the mail.

mail′-or′der adj.

mail order

n
1. (Commerce) an order for merchandise sent by post
2. (Commerce)
a. a system of buying and selling merchandise through the post
b. (as modifier): a mail-order firm.

mail′ or`der


n.
an order for goods received or shipped through the mail.
[1865–70, Amer.]
mail′-or`der, adj., v.t.
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Noun1.mail order - a purchase negotiated by mailmail order - a purchase negotiated by mail  
purchase order, order - a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities; "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
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