[let-er-boks] /ˈlɛt ərˌbɒks/

Also, letter box. Chiefly British. a public or private mailbox.
a technique for displaying a wide-screen film on a regular-format television screen by reducing its size but retaining the aspect ratio, with black bands filling the screen above and below the picture.
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To show a wide-screen movie on the television screen by reducing its size and putting black bars above and below: Today we’ll see a wide-format, letterboxed edition, which is rarely telecast/ ”letterboxing,” which retains theatrical images on a rectangular shape (1990s+ Television)


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