Definition of Crank letter

1. Noun. A hostile (usually anonymous) letter.

Generic synonyms: Letter, Missive



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crank Letter

craniotonoscopy
craniotrypesis
craniotympanic
cranium
cranium cerebrale
cranium viscerale
craniums
crank
crank angle
crank angle degree
crank angle degrees
crank angles
crank call
crank caller
crank handle
crank letter (current term)
crank out
crank science
crank up
crank uped
crankarm
crankarms
crankbird
crankbirds
crankcase
crankcases
cranked
cranked up
cranker
crankest

Literary usage of Crank letter

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1. Minutes and Testimony of the Joint Legislative Committee Appointed to by New York (State), Legislature (1916)
"Chairman Thompson.— Is he an intelligent citizen ? Mr. Fisher.— Yes, sir. Chairman Thompson.— And this would not be regarded as a crank letter? Mr. Fisher. ..."

2. Real Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis (1906)
"As a " crank " letter he turned it over to the Washington correspondents. You can imagine what they did with it. The day following the reporters in New York ..."

3. Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis (1915)
""Mr. District Attorney," he cried, "that's no crank letter. This Earle woman is wise. You got to take her as a serious proposition. ..."

4. Minutes and Testimony of the Joint Legislative Committee Appointed to by New York (State), Legislature (1916)
"Chairman Thompson.— Is he an intelligent citizen ? Mr. Fisher.— Yes, sir. Chairman Thompson.— And this would not be regarded as a crank letter? Mr. Fisher. ..."

5. Real Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis (1906)
"As a " crank " letter he turned it over to the Washington correspondents. You can imagine what they did with it. The day following the reporters in New York ..."

6. Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis (1915)
""Mr. District Attorney," he cried, "that's no crank letter. This Earle woman is wise. You got to take her as a serious proposition. ..."

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