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[let-er-hed] /ˈlɛt ərˌhɛd/
a printed heading on stationery, especially one giving the name and address of a business concern, an institution, etc.
a sheet of paper with such a heading.
Origin of letterhead
1885-90; letter1 + head Unabridged
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Examples from the web for letterhead
  • You'll be able to jot these messages down on business cards, legal pads, or company letterhead.
  • He'd stolen the letterhead and forged the doctor's signature.
  • These letterhead certificates should not be modified and additional statements should not be included on the preprinted form.
  • The town board may establish an official letterhead and a policy for its use by town officials.
  • We do a wide variety of sizes of letterhead, notepads, and memos on various paper stocks and colors.
British Dictionary definitions for letterhead


a sheet of paper printed with one's address, name, etc, for writing a letter on
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Word Origin and History for letterhead

1868, short for letterheading (1867); from letter (n.1) + head (n.). So called because it was printed at the "head" of the piece of paper.

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