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surface mail

n.
1. Mail transported over land and sea rather than by air.
2. The system of transporting surface mail.
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surface mail

n
(Telecommunications) mail transported by land or sea. Compare airmail
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

sur′face mail`


n.
1. the system, esp. a government postal system, of sending mail by truck, train, or boat, as opposed to airmail.
2. mail sent by this system.
[1930–35]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surface mail - mail that is sent by land or seasurface mail - mail that is sent by land or sea  
mail - the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
air mail - mail that is sent by air transport
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Translations
البَريد العادي
obyčejná pošta
hajón szállított posta
land- eîa sjópóstur
obyčajná pošta
adî posta

surface mail

nposta ordinaria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

surface

(ˈsəːfis) noun
1. the outside part (of anything). Two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered with water; This road has a very uneven surface.
2. the outward appearance of, or first impression made by, a person or thing. On the surface he seems cold and unfriendly, but he's really a kind person.
verb
1. to put a surface on (a road etc). The road has been damaged by frost and will have to be surfaced again.
2. (of a submarine, diver etc) to come to the surface.
surface mail
mail sent by ship, train etc and not by aeroplane.
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All such notices are not dispatched through surface mail but sent electronically to their inbox via the FBR software called IRIS.
Only 36,390,000 letters from the Mediterranean theater went via surface mail using free franking.
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Beforehand, we had packed our belongings into ten or more 20 kilogram boxes and mailed them to my father's house by surface mail. They took ages to get there, and because they were originally fruit storage boxes, and Australia has the world's strictest quarantine laws, the customs officials opened every single box and moved their contents into other ones, before sending them on to me.
Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena said the drugs which were in five boxes were intercepted at Surface Mail Exchange Department (SMED) in Delpan, Port Area, Manila.
CMEC then forwarded the parcels to the Surface Mail Exchange Department (SMED) in Delpan, Port Area, Manila, where Philippine Post Office personnel found out that it contained suspicious items.
The deadline posting date for surface mail to eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland, is this Thursday, November 3.
The dates apply to economy "surface mail" - deliveries by land and sea.
ROYAL Mail has announced its recommended surface mail posting dates for Christmas.
For surface mail - now called international economy - last post was September 29 to Africa (except South Africa), Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central and South America, and New Zealand; September 30 to the Far East and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore), October 14 for Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and the USA, November 4 for Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, and Turkey and November 18 for Western Europe.
Overseas postage by surface mail for the Journals and Handbook is included in the above rates.

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