1. an order for goods received or shipped through the mail.
2. the business of selling merchandise through the mail.
Pronunciation: (māl'ôr"dur), [key]
pertaining to or obtained by mail order: a dozen mail-order rosebushes.
to order (merchandise) by mail: to mail-order fruitcakes for Christmas.
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