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covering letter

a letter that accompanies another letter, a package, or the like, to explain, commend, etc.
Also, cover letter.
Origin of covering letter
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cover letter
  • How well you write a cover letter and resume may determine whether or not you secure an interview or get the job.
  • How you write your cover letter is as important as the message it delivers.
  • Tourists must submit a confirmation from a travel agency or hotel and a cover letter.
  • In your cover letter, you should emphasize the parts of your work experience that are relevant to the position.
  • Make sure that your cover letter and resume work together.
  • Your cover letter should explain your experience and how it's suited to the position you are applying for.
  • Your copy editor probably indicated as much in her cover letter.
  • Send it back with a cover letter explaining how you have responded to the comments.
  • If the manuscript has been reviewed once, you should make the revisions and resubmit with a detailed cover letter.
  • Your cover letter should be tailored to the position.
British Dictionary definitions for cover letter

covering letter

an accompanying letter sent as an explanation, introduction, or record
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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