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let·ter·box

 (lĕt′ər-bŏks′)
n.
1. See mailbox.
2. A format for presenting movies on television that maintains the rectangular theater image on a television screen by reducing the overall image until the full width can be seen, resulting in blank space above and below the image.
tr.v. let·ter·box·es, let·ter·box·ing, let·ter·boxed
To produce or present (film) in a letterbox format.

letterbox

(ˈlɛtəˌbɒks)
n
1.
a. a slot, usually covered with a hinged flap, through which letters, etc, are delivered to a building
b. a private box into which letters, etc, are delivered
2. Also called: postbox a public box into which letters, etc, are put for collection and delivery

letterbox

mailbox
Translations
صٌنْدوق البَريدصُنْدوق الرسائِلصُنْدُوقٌ لِلْخِطَابَاتِ
poštovní schránkaschránka na dopisy
brevkassebrevsprække
postilaatikko
poštanski ormarić
bréfalúgapóstkassi
郵便受
편지함
brevlåda
ตู้จดหมาย
posta kutusumektup kutusu
hộp thư

letterbox

[ˈletəbɒks] N (esp Brit) → buzón m

letterbox

[ˈlɛtərbɒks] n (British)boîte f aux or à lettresletter-card [ˈlɛtərkɑːrd] n (British)carte-lettre f

letterbox

[ˈlɛtəˌbɒks] ncassetta or buca delle lettere

letter

(ˈletə) noun
1. a mark expressing a sound. the letters of the alphabet.
2. a written message, especially sent by post in an envelope. She slowly took the letter from its envelope; Did you post my letter?
ˈlettering noun
1. the way in which letters are formed. the art of lettering.
2. letters which have been drawn, painted etc. He repainted the lettering over the shop door.
ˈletterbox noun
1. a slit in a door (sometimes with a box behind it) through which mail from the post is put. He put the card through the letterbox.
2. a postbox.
ˈletterhead noun
the name and address of a company, a person etc printed at the top of a piece of writing paper.
to the letter
precisely; according to every detail. He followed his father's instructions to the letter.

letterbox

صُنْدُوقٌ لِلْخِطَابَاتِ schránka na dopisy brevkasse Briefkasten γραμματοκιβώτιο buzón postilaatikko boîte aux lettres poštanski ormarić buca delle lettere 郵便受 편지함 brievenbus postkasse skrzynka na listy caixa de correio почтовый ящик brevlåda ตู้จดหมาย posta kutusu hộp thư 邮筒
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