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rural free delivery

n. Abbr. RFD
Free government delivery of mail in rural areas, instituted in the US in the late 1800s.
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ru′ral free′ deliv′ery

delivery of mail in rural communities.
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Noun1.rural free delivery - free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas
mail service, postal service, mail, post - the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"
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Greater coordination by the creation of a single environmental and rural delivery service to land managers is another welcome move.
Free rural delivery service began as an experiment in 1896 and as an official service in 1902.
Alongside the new Commission, the Government proposes to create a new integrated agency out of the bones of the Countryside Agency, English Nature and the Rural Delivery Service.

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