special handling

special handling
: the handling of a piece of parcel-post or fourth-class mail as first-class but not as special-delivery matter by the United States Post Office on prepayment of a fee represented by a special-handling stamp

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(in the U.S. Postal Service) the handling of third- and fourth-class mail as first-class upon the payment of a fee.

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special handling,
the handling and sending of fourth-class postal matter (parcel post) at a faster than normal rate, for an additional fee.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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