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surface mail

the system, especially a government postal system, of sending mail by truck, train, or boat, as opposed to airmail.
mail sent by this system. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for surface mail
  • We welcome your comments, suggestions and questions-and requests to be added to our e-mail or surface mail lists.
  • Responses to searches will be returned to staff via e-mail or surface mail as requested.
  • Your enquiry should explain what resources you have already consulted, and include a surface mail address.
  • Orders may be placed by surface mail, email, telephone and fax.
  • Coordinates of fault lines were received via ftp, and a paper map was received via surface mail.
  • Materials will be shipped by surface mail at our cost to legitimate requesters.
  • Airmail items receive preferential customs treatment and are submitted to customs separately from surface mail.
  • The reporters can choose from different reporting mechanisms including surface mail, fax, or telephone.
British Dictionary definitions for surface mail

surface mail

mail transported by land or sea Compare airmail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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