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

  • n. A class of mail in the U.S. postal system including all printed matter, except newspapers and magazines, that weighs less than 16 ounces and is unsealed.
  • n. Accommodations, as on a ship or train, that are of the third and usually lowest order of luxury and price.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a reduced-rate mail service for printed matter
  • n. formerly the cheapest accomodation on a train

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

  • n. inexpensive accommodations on a ship or train
  • n. mail consisting of printed matter qualifying for reduced postal rates

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