1A former express mail service of the US Postal Service that involved expedited delivery of mail, often by special courier.
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- ‘Additional charges may apply for bulk orders or special delivery.’
- ‘So Kaulkin came down to the parking lot carrying a mail basket containing 15 special delivery packages.’
- 1.1Any mail service that involves special handling or expedited delivery.
- ‘If you're really leaving it to the last moment, you'll need special delivery, which guarantees next day delivery.’
- 1.2A letter or parcel sent by a special-delivery service.
- ‘For professional contractors, the company has commercial credit programs, special delivery services and dedicated staff.’
- ‘There was a special delivery for me yesterday.’
- ‘Targets for parcels and special deliveries were missed after reaching new working practices agreements with the unions.’
- ‘The defendant's real complaint was that, when the trial bundle was sent by special delivery, the envelope was addressed wrongly.’
- ‘Karen, you just received a special delivery.’
- ‘I've just got a special delivery in today.’
- ‘Many products - such as special deliveries - which were currently not regulated would be now price-controlled, he said.’
- ‘Will a shake-up at the Post Office be a special delivery for entrepreneurs?’
- ‘Some 4,000 managers were drafted in to get out special deliveries and to collect mail in the main commercial areas.’