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English definition of “surface mail”

surface mail

noun [U]    
COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT the service in which letters , packages , etc., are sent by road , ship , or train , rather than by plane , or mail that is sent in this way: send sth (by) surface mail I sent the package by surface mail . Surface mail takes much longer to arrive . → Compare airmail
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