rural delivery service

rural delivery service - The nationwide network of rural routes operated primarily to deliver and collect mail from roadside mailboxes owned and maintained by residents of communities without convenient postal facilities. (Formerly called rural free delivery)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • rural delivery service — mail delivery operated primarily to deliver and collect mail in rural communities with no other convenient postal facilities. Formerly, rural free delivery. * * * …   Universalium

  • rural delivery service — mail delivery operated primarily to deliver and collect mail in rural communities with no other convenient postal facilities. Formerly, rural free delivery …   Useful english dictionary

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  • rural free delivery — noun free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas • Syn: ↑RFD • Hypernyms: ↑mail, ↑mail service, ↑postal service, ↑post * * * noun also …   Useful english dictionary

  • rural free delivery — former name for rural delivery service. Abbr.: R.F.D. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * ▪ United States postal service       service begun in the United States in 1896 to deliver mail directly to farm families. Before RFD, rural inhabitants had to pick up… …   Universalium

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