from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cancel (a postage stamp) before mailing.
- n. A precanceled stamp or envelope.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cancel or frank a postage stamp prior to posting it
- n. A postage stamp or mail item that has been precancelled
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US Airways Group Inc., which has a hub in Philadelphia, said it cut 679 flights Sunday and planned to "precancel" 100 flights Monday.
Caldwell ID 219 precancel on 1972 National Parks set
In many cases, carriers try to precancel flights before a storm so their customers don't come to the airport and end up camping there.
Some precancel stamp collectors might contend that a certain 2 cent Liberty precancel from Phenix City, Alabama is the rarest U.S. stamp, since it was made solely at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and there's only one.