flat tray


flat tray
flat tray - A four-sided tray used in both mechanized and nonmechanized offices for flat-size mail. (Compare with letter tray)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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  • full flat tray — A tray that is sufficiently filled with flats to allow or require preparation to the corresponding presort destination. A full flat tray contains at least enough pieces so that a single stack lying flat on the bottom of the tray reaches to the… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • tray — A container used in postal facilities to hold letters and First Class Mail flats. It is used as a basic unit of mail quantity for purposes of preparing mail to qualify for discounted postage rates. (Also see full flat tray, full letter tray, less …   Glossary of postal terms

  • tray — [treı] n ↑glass, ↑bow tie, ↑tray [: Old English; Origin: trig, treg] 1.) a flat piece of plastic, metal, or wood, with raised edges, used for carrying things such as plates, food etc ▪ The waiter brought drinks on a tray. 2.) a flat open… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tray — [ treı ] noun count ** 1. ) a flat piece of plastic, metal, or wood with raised edges, used for carrying things such as plates or food 2. ) a flat open container with raised edges used for holding papers, documents, etc.: Add more paper to the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tray — [trā] n. [ME treie < OE treg, trig, wooden board, akin to treow, TREE] 1. a flat receptacle made of wood, metal, glass, plastic, etc., often with slightly raised edges, used for holding or carrying articles 2. a tray with its contents [a tray… …   English World dictionary

  • Tray — Tray, n.; pl. {Trays}. [OE. treye, AS. treg. Cf. {Trough}.] 1. A small trough or wooden vessel, sometimes scooped out of a block of wood, for various domestic uses, as in making bread, chopping meat, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A flat, broad vessel on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tray cart — A heavy duty, wheeled container with fixed steel mesh shelving, designed to hold standard USPS letter trays and flat trays. (Also called bread tray, pie cart, or pie rack) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • tray — (n.) O.E. treg, trig flat board with a low rim, from P.Gmc. *traujan (Cf. O.Swed. tro, a corn measure). Related to O.E. treow wood, tree, and the primary sense may have been wooden vessel …   Etymology dictionary

  • tray — ► NOUN ▪ a flat, shallow container with a raised rim, typically used for carrying or holding things. ORIGIN Old English, related to TREE(Cf. ↑treeless) …   English terms dictionary

  • tray — 1. noun /treɪ/ a) A small, typically rectangular or round, flat, rigid object upon which things are carried. I carefully arranged the dishes on the tray and brought it upstairs. b) A flat carrier for items being transported. Make sure that tray… …   Wiktionary


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