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special order

noun, Military. Usually, special orders
1.
any one of a set of instructions from a headquarters affecting the activity or status of an individual or group of individuals.
Compare general order.

special-order

[spesh-uh l-awr-der] /ˈspɛʃ əlˈɔr dər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to obtain by specific individual order:
to special-order a dining-room chandelier.
verb (used without object)
2.
to order goods by a special order.
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  • Even good butcher shops need to special-order pork knuckle.

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