Meaning of “special” - Learner’s Dictionary

special

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈspeʃəl/
TELEVISION

a television programme made for a particular reason or occasion and not part of a series:

The Christmas special had 24.3 million viewers.
FOOD

a dish in a restaurant that is not usually available:

Today's specials are written on the board.

(Definition of “special noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)