fourth class

fourth class
fourth′ class′
n.
phi (in the U.S. Postal Service) the class of mail consisting of merchandise weighing one pound or more and not sealed against inspection
Etymology: 1860–65, amer.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • fourth-class — [fôrth′klas′] adj. 1. of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the third ☆ 2. designating or of a class of mail consisting of merchandise, printed matter, mailable live animals, and all other material not included in first class, second… …   English World dictionary

  • fourth-class — fourth′ class′ adj. 1) of, pertaining to, or designated as a class next below third 2) phi by fourth class mail • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • fourth-class — I. adj Belonging to the fourth class of mail. The package weighed a pound and a half, so it had to be sent by fourth class mail. II. adv By fourth class mail. How did the company mail the package? Fourth class …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fourth-class — /fawrth klas , klahs , fohrth /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or designated as a class next below third, as for mailing, shipping, etc. adv. 2. as fourth class matter; by fourth class mail: Send it fourth class. * * * adj. a class of U.S. mail… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fourth-class — /fawrth klas , klahs , fohrth /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or designated as a class next below third, as for mailing, shipping, etc. adv. 2. as fourth class matter; by fourth class mail: Send it fourth class. * * * …   Universalium

  • fourth-class(1) — {adj.} Belonging to the fourth class of mail. * /The package weighed a pound and a half, so it had to be sent by fourth class mail./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fourth-class(2) — {adv.} By fourth class mail. * /How did the company mail the package? Fourth class./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fourth-class(1) — {adj.} Belonging to the fourth class of mail. * /The package weighed a pound and a half, so it had to be sent by fourth class mail./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fourth-class(2) — {adv.} By fourth class mail. * /How did the company mail the package? Fourth class./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fourth class — {n.} A class of mail that is not sealed and weighs a pound or more, that includes things that are bought and sold and sent in the mail, and printed things that are not second or third class mail. * /Bill sent away 98 cereal box tops and a dollar… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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