let·​ter·​man | \ ˈle-tər-mən \

Definition of letterman

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

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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 Each camp participant received a letterman’s jacket and a lifetime subscription to an online career resource center, said Liz Fraumann, the foundation’s executive director. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "Students up security skills at 'Cyber Boot Camp'," 27 June 2018 Evans was a four-year letterman at wide receiver under legendary Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, including as a member of the 1991 and 1992 teams that won nine and 10 games, respectively. Katherine Fominykh, baltimoresun.com, "Five things to know about new Maryland athletic director Damon Evans," 26 June 2018 There is enough talent and experience on this roster to believe the same could happen at Baylor, especially with 57 lettermen and 22 starters returning in 2018. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Baylor works to recover from scandal, is No. 93 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 26 May 2018 Upon hearing that Tillman worked for Hamilton, one nearby man opened his Cleveland Browns letterman’s jacket to reveal a Tiger-Cats T-shirt. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Johnny Manziel’s Last Chance—as a Backup in the CFL," 16 June 2018 The four-year letterman may eventually move across the diamond to first base at the next level. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "Tigers select RHP Casey Mize with No. 1 pick in MLB draft; Joey Bart to Giants," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of letterman

1905, in the meaning defined above

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