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letterman Syllabification: let·ter·man
Pronunciation: /ˈledərmən/

Definition of letterman in English:


A high school or college student who has earned a letter in an interscholastic or intercollegiate activity, especially a sport.
Example sentences
  • He grew up in Brooklyn, the son of a well-to-do family, a letterman in three sports and the most popular boy in the senior class at Erasmus High.
  • He preceded me as a four-sport letterman at Orange High School in New Jersey.
  • An Illinois native, McNeive was a four-year letterman in baseball and basketball at Monmouth College.
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