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"general delivery" in British English

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general deliverynoun [U]

uk   us   US (UK poste restante)
a ​system in which a ​postofficekeeps someone's ​post until it can be ​collected, usually used by ​people who are ​travelling
(Definition of general delivery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"general delivery" in American English

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general deliverynoun [U]

a ​department in a ​postoffice that will ​receive and ​holdmail for a ​person to ​pick up
(Definition of general delivery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"general delivery" in Business English

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general deliverynoun [U]

uk   us   COMMUNICATIONS
US →  poste restante
(Definition of general delivery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “general delivery”
in Chinese (Simplified) (邮局的)邮件寄存服务…
in Chinese (Traditional) (郵局的)郵件寄存服務…
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