let·​ter·​head | \ ˈle-tər-ˌhed How to pronounce letterhead (audio) \

Definition of letterhead

1 : stationery printed or engraved usually with the name and address of an organization also : a sheet of such stationery
2 : the heading at the top of a letterhead

Examples of letterhead in a Sentence

We changed the design of our letterhead. They sent her a letter printed on company letterhead.
Recent Examples on the Web The June 2020 document was written on the letterhead of the Burke Williams & Sorensen law firm and addressed to a senior assistant to City Attorney Mara Elliott, who was then engaged in a heated re-election campaign. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Oct. 2021 On Monday, a letter with the prince's letterhead was shared by the royal court's Twitter account, referencing the weekend's turmoil and emphasizing his support for Jordan's ruler. CNN, 5 Apr. 2021 New letterhead is in use and citations are issued with the new state seal. Jennifer Mcdermott, ajc, 20 Nov. 2021 The request was made using Christiansen’s legislative letterhead. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Oct. 2021 These are the same rating agencies that obsess over the single-purpose entity covenants in the loan documents, such as whether the borrower uses separate letterhead and has a separate telephone number. Joshua Stein, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Some of the letters weren’t on letterhead and had grammatical errors, according to the indictment. James Fanelli, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 First’s motto and projects on Twitter and written to the F.B.I. on congressional letterhead in Mr. Fuentes’s defense. New York Times, 5 July 2021 Even if paperwork is produced, a specific letterhead is required for a special immigrant visa. Allie Yang, ABC News, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of letterhead

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of letterhead was in 1841

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8 Jan 2022

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“Letterhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letterhead. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of letterhead

: the name and address of an organization (such as a company) that is printed at the top of a piece of paper used for writing official letters also : paper that has the name and address of an organization printed at the top


let·​ter·​head | \ ˈle-tər-ˌhed How to pronounce letterhead (audio) \

Kids Definition of letterhead

: the name and address of an organization that is printed at the top of a piece of paper used as official stationery


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