night letter


Definition of night letter

: a telegram sent at night at a reduced rate for delivery the following morning

Examples of night letter in a Sentence

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First Known Use of night letter

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of night letter was in 1910

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23 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Night letter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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