let·​ter·​man | \ ˈle-tər-mən How to pronounce letterman (audio) \

Definition of letterman

: an athlete who has earned a letter in a school sport

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The Panthers have 17 lettermen back this season that includes eight offensive starters and four on the defensive side of the ball. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "Football: K-Park looking for first playoff win since 2014," 20 July 2019 The pieces will be for sale this weekend at ComplexCon, then, for a limited time in the Cubs Team Store at Wrigley Field, with prices ranging from $39.99 for a baseball cap to $60 for a short-sleeve t-shirt to $1,500 for a letterman jacket. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "Vintage Cubs logo gets futuristic upgrade courtesy of Takashi Murakami. Here’s how to score the swag.," 18 July 2019 The Talladega graduate was one of the last four-sport lettermen in AU history (football, baseball, track and basketball). Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al.com, "He scored 97 points in 1 HS game but something else got him in HOF," 29 June 2019 McLaughlin, a 1994 Alvin High School graduate and a four-year letterman at Texas A&M, replaces Noah Cardenas, who accepted another position in the Clear Creek Independent School District. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Softball: McLaughlin hired as Clear Brook head coach," 13 June 2019 The Salukis will honor Seaman as homecoming grand marshal on Oct. 20, celebrating his heroic efforts during a Noblesville West Middle School shooting on May 25, and his time as a four-year lettermen on the school's football team from 2007-10. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Southern Illinois University gives Noblesville shooting hero homecoming honor," 22 June 2018 The district runner-ups return 17 lettermen, including 14 players with starting experience. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Boys soccer: Langham Creek targets district title, postseason run," 8 Mar. 2018 The Aggies intend to welcome back a whopping 342 lettermen under first-year coach Jimbo Fisher and some will even compete in a flag football game at halftime of the Maroon & White game. Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle, "Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M set for annual spring game," 11 Apr. 2018 The starting lineup consists of Hawkins, Wesley, Louisiana-Lafayette commit, guard Andrew Nguyen, Cameron University commit, forward DJ Weaver, Oral Roberts commit and three-year letterman forward Kendall Scott. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Boys basketball: Cy Falls prepares for another postseason run," 31 Jan. 2018

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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