let·​ter·​head ˈle-tər-ˌhed How to pronounce letterhead (audio)
: stationery printed or engraved usually with the name and address of an organization
also : a sheet of such stationery
: 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 Scammers may even send official-looking letters or reports by U.S. mail, email, text, or social media message to convince consumers of their legitimacy, with official letterhead and government jargon that may contain misspellings and typos. USA TODAY, 14 June 2023 Huffman claimed to represent an organization of 900 theatrical employees, but little trace of such a body existed other than a letterhead listing her as its secretary. Adam Hochschild, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Oct. 2023 At the time of the loan, Thomas said in a handwritten note on his Supreme Court letterhead that agreements to pay interest of 7.5% a year and repay the money in five years, the report says. Mark Sherman, Fortune, 25 Oct. 2023 So those letters exist somewhere, presumably on university letterhead. Rachel Cusk, Harper's Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023 The message was sent on Balmoral Castle letterhead, another signal of where the King is in residence. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2023 To justify the payments, the companies submitted fictitious invoices drafted by Tappe and pasted on their letterhead, the indictment said. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 19 Dec. 2022 They are alleged to have guaranteed the safety of the victims' principal payments, often through fraudulent letters on third-party letterhead, including the letterhead of financial institutions. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, 22 Aug. 2023 The headpiece on the letterhead appears to be an illustration of the crown of King James V of Scotland, the true crown jewel of the Honours of Scotland, the country’s crown jewels. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 14 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of letterhead was in 1841

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“Letterhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letterhead. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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let·​ter·​head ˈlet-ər-ˌhed How to pronounce letterhead (audio)
: stationery having a printed or engraved heading
also : the heading itself
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