Definition of Letterbox

1. Adjective. (film) Transferred to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, having black bars above and below the picture area. ¹



2. Noun. a mailbox ¹

3. Verb. (film) To transfer a widescreen motion picture to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, with the placing of black bars above and below the picture area. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Letterbox

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Letterbox

letter opener
letter openers
letter paper
letter patent
letter security
letter stock
letter telegram
letter to the editor
letter writer
letteral
letterals
letterboard
letterboards
letterbomb
letterbombs
letterbox (current term)
letterboxed
letterboxer
letterboxers
letterboxes
letterboxing
letterboxings
lettercard
lettered
letterer
letterer-siwe disease
letterers
letterform
letterforms
letterhead

Literary usage of Letterbox

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"NICHOLAS: Seeing so many nice letters in your " letterbox," I write my letter .... I read the " letterbox " every month, and it affords me much pleasure. ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1897)
"When she reached the office it was closed, and she had to deposit the valentine in the outside letterbox on the door. It was dark, and just then she caught ..."

3. Reports of State Trials: New Seriesby Great Britain State Trials Committee, John Macdonell, John Edward Power Wallis by Great Britain State Trials Committee, John Macdonell, John Edward Power Wallis (1894)
"The porter came out and asked, " Why are you knocking the ashes of your cigar into our letterbox F " I said, "I have done nothing of the kind. ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Scotland by Martin Li (2005)
"Turn right and continue along the main road until you reach the letterbox. Stay right toward Acarsaid (harbor). On reaching the trees follow the rock face ..."

5. A Place for a Village by Brian Spittle (2006)
"letterbox on a post close to the graded road that passed between our front gate and our river paddock I was warned it would not ..."

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