Definition of pre-delivery in US English:

pre-delivery

noun

  • The action of delivering something before it is needed, expected, or desired, or in preparation for future requirements; an instance of this.

adjective

  • 1Of, relating to, or concerned with the period preceding a delivery.

  • 2Specifically. Of, relating to, or concerned with the period preceding the delivery of a baby.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Ellison (1811–1890). From pre- + delivery.

Pronunciation

pre-delivery

/ˌpriːdɪˈlɪv(ə)ri/