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General delivery   /dʒˈɛnərəl dɪlˈɪvəri/   Listen
General delivery

noun
1.
The part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it.  Synonym: poste restante.






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"General delivery" Quotes from Famous Books



... the bit of paper in surprise. Had she, by some lucky chance, discovered the very person for whom Richard was seeking? Of course the name was probably a fictitious one, and the address "General Delivery," meant nothing, and yet, it provided a clew by means of which this woman might ...
— The Film of Fear • Arnold Fredericks

... to the post office for me," said the man, as soon as he entered. "Go to the general delivery window and ask for letters for Samuel Barrows. That is my sick brother-in-law who is visiting ...
— From Farm to Fortune - or Nat Nason's Strange Experience • Horatio Alger Jr.



Words linked to "General delivery" :   local post office, poste restante, post office, unit, social unit



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