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mail' or"der




1. an order for goods received or shipped through the mail.
2. the business of selling merchandise through the mail.

mail-or•der



Pronunciation: (māl'ôr"dur), [key]
adj.
pertaining to or obtained by mail order: a dozen mail-order rosebushes.

v.t.
to order (merchandise) by mail: to mail-order fruitcakes for Christmas.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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