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[let-er-hed] /ˈlɛt ərˌhɛd/

a printed on stationery, especially one giving the name and address of a business concern, an institution, etc.
a sheet of paper with such a .
a sheet of paper printed with one’s address, name, etc, for writing a letter on

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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