let·​ter·​head | \ˈle-tər-ˌhed \

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.

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The royals have started to use a joint monogram in official letterheads. Eileen Reslen, Town & Country, "Here's Your First Look at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Joint Royal Monogram," 26 July 2018 An Atlanta Municipal Court Judge spent thousands in public money on lavish gifts, a party hosted by former Mayor Kasim Reed and luxurious stationery, including gold-seal letterhead. Dan Klepal, ajc, "Atlanta judge spends lavishly on gifts, stationery and party invites," 11 July 2018 The guest list is exclusive, but Michael crafted a request for an invitation on his professional letterhead and sent it to Kensington Palace. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Newport couple get a royal send-off for plan to take in Britain's big wedding," 16 May 2018 These identifiers are generally found on items such as village letterhead, apparel, the village website, equipment, banners etc. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Lincolnwood looking to take up village rebranding effort," 14 May 2018 The statement released today also revealed Meghan's new letterhead: the letter M topped with a crown, the same as the coronet on her coat of arms. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How Meghan Markle's Coat of Arms Compares to the Middletons'," 25 May 2018 Emails between the firm and Phoenix officials show Holm examined the documents and compared them with the letterhead from official correspondence the law firm sent to the city in previous years. Rob O'dell, azcentral, "Woman at center of Phoenix lobbyist forgery scandal convicted," 12 Apr. 2018 References provided for Olson by Triton employees or trustees cannot be made on Triton letterhead or through the school’s email system, with the exception of a letter by Triton College President Mary-Rita Moore included in the agreement. Anna Bybee-schier, chicagotribune.com, "Triton student affairs VP gets $100K in severance, but can't work for school again unless invited: document," 16 May 2018 After he was drafted, Rubin had to e-mail a letter to UT-Martin – with company letterhead – to verify the work was legit. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons Gaming Team - and NBA - create bold eSports gambit," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of letterhead

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

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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