American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A letter sent to a number of people asking each recipient to send copies with the same request to a specified number of others. The circulation of a chain letter increases in geometrical progression as long as the instructions are followed by all recipients.
- n. A letter that is mailed successively to different recipients, with each recipient being instructed in the body of the letter to mail the letter to another person or persons.
- n. a letter that is sent successively to several people
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