letter opener

noun

: a device that has a sharp edge or part that is used to cut open envelopes

Examples of letter opener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To book lovers' delight, Netflix also confirmed and dropped a photo of a fan-favorite book scene — one in which Colin cuts his hand on a letter opener and Penelope wraps it for him, first with a handkerchief, then a napkin. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 14 Feb. 2024 His wife, lying next to him, was dead, stabbed with a letter opener. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, 26 Nov. 2023 Although any item from Rifle Paper Co. would excite your mother-in-law—even their intricately detailed wrapping paper can be a gift in itself—this floral brass letter opener is a functional yet beautiful gift. Rebecca Jones, Southern Living, 25 Oct. 2023 Advertisement Running a safe and aboveboard election is not simply a matter of turning on the lights at polling places, or sliding a letter opener through an envelope when mail-in ballots arrive. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 But for 60 years, the name of the letter opener was kept secret. Peter Baker, BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2023 Maybe skip a fancy letter opener too, just in case. Yelena Moroz Alpert, House Beautiful, 2 July 2023

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“Letter opener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letter%20opener. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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