rural free delivery

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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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`I am going into town, Lord Tennington,' he said, as seriously as possible, `to complain to the postmaster about the rural free delivery service we are suffering from here.
"And would you believe it, Miss Strong," continued Tennington, "I had the very deuce of a job to convince the old fellow that there was not only no rural free delivery, but no town, and that he was not even on the same continent as Washington, nor in the same hemisphere.
So when Rural Free Delivery came alone, it dramatically changed the landscape of emir American life.

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