covering letter

or cover letter


noun

a letter that accompanies another letter, a package, or the like, to explain, commend, etc.

Nearby words

  1. covered bridge,
  2. covered wagon,
  3. covered-dish supper,
  4. covering,
  5. covering fire,
  6. covering power,
  7. coverlet,
  8. coverley,
  9. covermount,
  10. covers

Origin of covering letter

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for covering letter

covering letter

noun

an accompanying letter sent as an explanation, introduction, or record
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