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 The school also will erect a statue for Julius Whittier, the Longhorns' first Black football letterman, at Memorial Stadium, after athletes demanded that part of the football stadium be named for Whittier. Fox News, "University says 'Eyes of Texas' will remain school song despite Black athletes' protest," 14 July 2020 The scene closes with perhaps the saddest image of the episode, Kurt placing Finn's letterman jacket around her shoulders for comfort. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Naya Rivera's best moments on Glee," 13 July 2020 The school also will erect a statue for Julius Whittier, the Longhorns’ first Black football letterman, at Memorial Stadium. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Texas to rename field after Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams; ‘Eyes of Texas’ will remain," 13 July 2020 JP Gibbons worked as offensive coordinator and a school counselor at Chancellor High where Gross-Matos was a four-year letterman. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "How draft prospect Yetur Gross-Matos overcame childhood tragedies, stays grounded with family support system," 13 Apr. 2020 College and high school seniors can get one 2020 Graduate Dozen for free on May 19 by wearing their cap and gown or other Class of 2020 apparel, like a class ring, school ID or letterman jacket, to Krispy Kreme. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Deal of the Day: Free dozen doughnuts to Class of 2020 at Krispy Kreme," 19 May 2020 As a four-year letterman in baseball in the 1960s, Ladusau led MacArthur High School to its first zone championship. Hunter Johnson, Dallas News, "Irving ISD’s 2020 class for Athletic Hall of Fame includes former Dallas Cowboy, longtime coach," 11 May 2020 Jay Jaquess, the patriarch, was a defensive end and three-year letterman at Texas from 1986-88. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Life in lockdown doesn’t stop Jaquess brothers from training," 2 Apr. 2020 The three-year basketball letterman was named Southport’s most outstanding athlete as a senior and held several track records. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Build-A-Team: Putting together the best Southport basketball team," 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of letterman

1905, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2020

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“Letterman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letterman. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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