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special delivery

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The delivery of a piece of mail, for an additional charge, by a special messenger rather than by scheduled delivery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of postal service in which, for an extra fee, letters and packages are delivered in a highly expedited manner by a special courier.
  • n. A particular posted letter or package which is delivered in this manner; a particular act of conveying such letters or packages to one or more recipients.
  • n. Something—whether desirable or undesirable—which is intentionally given to a specific individual or which an individual receives rapidly and unexpectedly; the personalized, direct quality of the transmission of such an item.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mail that is delivered by a special carrier (for an additional charge)

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