overnight telegram

overnight telegram

noun
1.
a type of domestic telegram sent at a reduced rate with a minimum charge for 10 words or less and accepted until midnight for delivery the following day.
2.
the service offering such a telegram. Abbreviation: OT Compare fast telegram, personal-opinion telegram.
Formerly night letter.


Origin:
1950–55

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