Definition of Special delivery

1. Noun. Mail that is delivered by a special carrier (for an additional charge).

Generic synonyms: Mail

Definition of Special delivery

1. Noun. (uncountable sometimes hyphenated when used attributively) 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. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. (countable and uncountable idiomatic by extension sometimes humorous) 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Special Delivery

special act
special agent
special anatomy
special aquatic site
special attack
special attacks
special constable
special constables
special contract
special court-martial
special creation
special damages
special defense
special defenses
special delivery (current term)
special drawing rights
special ed
special education
special effect
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special election
special elections
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special interest
special jury
special master
special masters
special move
special moves

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