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.

1885–90; letter1 + head

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letterhead (ˈlɛtəˌhɛd)
a sheet of paper printed with one's address, name, etc, for writing a letter on

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Word Origin & History

1887, short for letterheading (1871); from letter + head (n.). So called because it was printed at the "head" of the piece of paper.
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Example sentences
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.
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.
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