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parcel post

(in the U.S. Postal Service) nonpreferential mail consisting of packages and parcels, weighing one pound or more sent at fourth-class rates.
Compare fourth class.
the branch of a postal service that processes and delivers parcels.
the service this branch renders.
Origin of parcel post
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The differences between the express rates and the parcel-post rates may be graphically realized from a comparative table.

  • Besides, I can send back everything in the morning, anonymously, by parcel-post.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • There was also a parcel that had just come by the Paris parcel-post.

    813 Maurice Leblanc
  • A few thousand men by parcel-post, and some red seals-British officers.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • The railways and the parcel-post diminish its importance as a local emporium.

  • During the afternoon she took a package to the branch post-office and mailed it by parcel-post to the Wollbadgasse.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • There is a parcel-post as well as a letter penny-post in Paris.

  • That gave Peter a ray of hope that she might have found a haven in the neighborhood—until he recalled the parcel-post.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I will let you have the helmet back by parcel-post at the earliest opportunity.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • The difficulty can be overcome by following a plan similar to that of a parcel-post map.

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