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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To cancel (an adhesive or imprinted postage stamp) in advance of use usually with printed horizontal bars and the name of the city or city and state of the user for use by special permit on certain classes of mail sent in large quantities.

Usage examples (5)
  • US Airways Group Inc., which has a hub in Philadelphia, said it cut 679 flights Sunday and planned to "precancel" 100 flights Monday.
  • Caldwell ID 219 precancel on 1972 National Parks set
  • In many cases, carriers try to precancel flights before a storm so their customers don't come to the airport and end up camping there.
  • Some precancel stamp collectors might contend that a certain 2 cent Liberty precancel from Phenix City, Alabama is the rarest U.S. stamp, since it was made solely... for more
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