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An individual responsible for the exchange of items between two or more parties. Couriers are usually employed by a company that charges a flat rate to the party using the courier service. Federal Express, UPS, DHL, and the United States Post Office all employ couriers to deliver mail and packages. Couriers are extremely important in busy cities because they are able to use other modes of transportation such as bicycles and motorcycles to maneuver around heavy traffic.

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The bicycle courier was hit by a bus on his way to the court house, which prevented the lawyer from filing his appeal.
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I needed to deliver my product immediately so I decided to use a courier to make sure the package was delivered today.
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When his boss called to complain that the time-sensitive documents he was waiting for still hadn't arrived, Victor worried that the courier responsible for delivery may secretly be on their competitor's payroll and had sabotaged them on purpose.
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