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

  • n. A secondary or college student who has earned a letter in a particular activity, especially a varsity sport.

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  • n. A college student who has attained a specified level of participation in a sporting or other activity, and is awarded a cloth “letter” to be affixed to an item of clothing.


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  • A masculine correspondence writer.

    October 10, 2008