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.
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- 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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Let’s see, you might use Freedom of Information to get FN’s original cover letter to the FBI seeking submission paperwork for the sniper rifle contract trials.
6. When you respond to a “help wanted” ad, ask a third party to write a cover letter for your resume on his or her letter-head.