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night letter

former name of overnight telegram.
Abbreviation: NL.
Origin of night letter
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I get a night letter every morning, and, of course, if one of them got the sniffles I'd be off home like a shot.

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British Dictionary definitions for night letter

night letter

(formerly, in the US and Canada) a telegram sent for delivery the next day at a cheaper rate than a regular telegram
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