general delivery

a postal service that delivers mail to a specific post office where it is held for pickup by the addressee.
the postal department that handles such mail.

1830–40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
general delivery
1.  an address on mail indicating that it should be kept at a specified post office until collected by the addressee
2.  the mail-delivery service or post-office department that handles mail having this address

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Example sentences
All this degrades him, of course, but it improves the lecture for general delivery.
General delivery is an easy, no cost alternative to carrier service or a post office box.
US address is a boarding house, general delivery or post office box in a border area.
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