third classes

third class

the class, grade, or rank immediately below the second.
the least costly class of accommodations on trains, in hotels, etc. Compare tourist class.
(in the U.S. Postal Service) the class of mail consisting of merchandise weighing up to 16 ounces, and written or printed material, as books, manuscripts, or circulars, not sealed against postal inspection.
the lowest of three honors degrees conferred by a British university.

1835–45 Unabridged
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third class
1.  the class or grade next in value, quality, etc, to the second
2.  of the class or grade next in value, quality, etc, to the second
3.  of or denoting the class of accommodation in a hotel, on a ship, etc, next in quality and price to the second: usually the cheapest
4.  (in the US and Canada) of or relating to a class of mail consisting largely of unsealed printed matter
5.  (Brit) See third
6.  by third-class mail, transport, etc

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