surface mail Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"surface mail" in British English

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surface mailnoun [U]

uk   us  
a way of ​sendingletters, ​parcels, etc. by ​road, ​sea, or ​train and not by ​aircraft, or things ​sent in this way: I ​sent the ​parcel by ​surfacemail.
(Definition of surface mail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surface mail" in Business English

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surface mailnoun [U]

uk   us  
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 ​mailtakes much ​longer to arrive.
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(Definition of surface mail from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surface mail”
in Chinese (Simplified) 平邮,平信,普通邮件…
in Turkish kara/deniz yoluyla gönderilen posta…
in Russian обычная почта…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平郵,平信,普通郵件…
in Polish poczta zwykła…
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