third-class mail

third-class mail
third-class mail - (obsolete) (See Standard <

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • third-class mail — noun mail consisting of printed matter qualifying for reduced postal rates • Syn: ↑third class • Hypernyms: ↑mail • Hyponyms: ↑junk mail …   Useful english dictionary

  • third-class mail — Circulars and books, and other printed matter not in first or second class; merchandise; seeds, bulbs, and plants. 41 Am J1st P O § 60 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • third-class — [thʉrd′klas′] adj. 1. of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the second 2. designating or of accommodations next below the second class ☆ 3. designating or of a lower cost class of mail limited to merchandise weighing less than 16 oz or… …   English World dictionary

  • third class — noun 1. mail consisting of printed matter qualifying for reduced postal rates • Syn: ↑third class mail • Hypernyms: ↑mail • Hyponyms: ↑junk mail 2. inexpensive accommodations on a ship or train • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • third-class — /therrd klas , klahs /, adj. 1. of the lowest or poorest class or quality; inferior. 2. least costly and luxurious: a third class coach. adv. 3. by third class mail or passenger accommodations: to travel third class. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • third class — n [U] 1.) a cheap class of mail in the US, usually used for sending advertisements 2.) the lowest type of degree that is given by a British university 3.) old fashioned the cheapest and least comfortable part of a train or ship >third class… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • third class — ► NOUN 1) a set of people or things considered together as the third best. 2) Brit. the third highest division in the results of the examinations for a university degree. 3) US a cheap class of mail for unsealed printed material. 4) chiefly… …   English terms dictionary

  • third class — third′ class′ n. 1) the class, grade, or rank immediately below the second 2) the least costly class of accommodations, as on trains Compare tourist class 3) phi (in the U.S. Postal Service) the class of mail consisting of merchandise weighing up …   From formal English to slang

  • third class — noun 1. ) a type of cheap mail in the U.S., usually used for sending advertisements 2. ) uncount a very cheap and low standard of travel on trains and ships in the past 3. ) count the lowest grade that you can get for an HONORS degree from a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • third class — {n.} 1. The third best or highest group; the class next after the second class. * /Mary won the pie making contest in the third class, for the youngest girls./ 2. Mail that is printed, other than magazines and newspapers that are published… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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