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

Examples of letterman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kane is a three-time varsity letterman in football and wrestling at Barlow. oregonlive, 1 July 2021 Jaekel is a three-year varsity letterman in football and baseball. oregonlive, 1 July 2021 His absolute favorite piece of attire, however, is a purple-and-black letterman’s baseball jacket in his closet, sporting Cathedral High’s logo. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 It is filled with rows, shelves, racks and stacks of sports equipment and supplies, jerseys and athletic pants — and even high school letterman’s jackets. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2021 During the 1970 season, the University of Texas selected its first African American letterman, a sophomore named Julius Whittier. Nicole Cormier, Dallas News, 22 Feb. 2021 Smith was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at East Carolina. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, 2 May 2021 So Heller walks up to the guy and asks him about his letterman-style jacket decked with the logo of The Twilight Zone and a collage of characters from the 1960s TV show circled around a sketch of Rod Serling. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 30 Apr. 2021 John Henderson, Texas football’s oldest living letterman, passed away Friday, according to Texas Athletics. Marcus Krum, Dallas News, 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of letterman

1905, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2021

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“Letterman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letterman. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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