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special delivery

n.
A method of delivery once offered by the United States Postal Service in which, for an additional charge, a piece of mail was delivered by a special messenger rather than by scheduled delivery.

special delivery

n
(Telecommunications) the delivery of a piece of mail outside the time of a scheduled delivery

spe′cial deliv′ery


n.
delivery of mail outside the regularly scheduled hours upon the payment of an extra fee.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.special delivery - mail that is delivered by a special carrier (for an additional charge)special delivery - mail that is delivered by a special carrier (for an additional charge)
mail - the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
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special delivery

n (Post) by special deliveryper espresso
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