- star route
- star route - (obsolete) Informal designation for a highway contract route based on the former practice of marking contract routes with asterisks on dispatch schedules.
Glossary of postal terms. 2014.
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star route — ☆ star route n. [such routes are marked with a star, or asterisk, in postal records] a route between one city or town and another over which mail is transported by a private carrier under contract … English World dictionary
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