night letter


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

Examples of night letter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a Wednesday night letter to US District Judge Lewis Kaplan, Manhattan US Attorney Damian Williams said a Bahamian court ruling Bankman-Fried won earlier in the week on those five counts would likely delay the trial., 15 June 2023 But the proposal is unlikely to get very far without input from the influential State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, which previewed its opposition in a lengthy Tuesday night letter to the senator. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 2022 In his Tuesday night letter, Superintendent Jackson told families that these incidents were unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the district. al, 10 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of night letter was in 1910

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“Night letter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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