Definition of general delivery in US English:

general delivery


North American
  • Mail delivery to a post office for pickup by the addressee.

    British term poste restante
    • ‘‘Well, we only do general delivery for thirty days.’’
    • ‘Till then, remote farming families had to trudge through all weathers to the nearest township to pick up their mail care of general delivery.’
    • ‘As I have no mailbox yet at all, and have used nothing but the P. O. box for all of my correspondence for years, I will have to go with the general delivery option, at least for the time being.’


general delivery

/ˈdʒɛn(ə)rəl dəˈlɪv(ə)ri/