from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A letter sent with other documents to explain more fully or provide more information. Also called covering letter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A letter or written communication that serves to introduce an accompanying document; especially, a letter that introduces a résumé or curriculum vitae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a letter sent along with other documents to provide additional information


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