a brass letter, mounted in a handle, for printing on the cover of a handbound book.
Other definitions for hand-letter (2 of 2)
to print by hand: She hand-lettered a “for sale” sign.
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How to use hand letter in a sentence
Beside the long-hand letter, there is also painted in the same color a smaller letter in print type.Montessori Elementary Materials | Maria Montessori
He folded the left-hand letter, and put it beneath his left heel, and stood upon it so; and then opened the right-hand letter.Pierre; or The Ambiguities | Herman Melville
He folded the right-hand letter, and put it beneath his right heel; then folding his two arms, stood upon both the letters.Pierre; or The Ambiguities | Herman Melville
One might as well wear second-hand clothing as get a second-hand letter.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner | Charles Dudley Warner
He would have to write to Helen, an easy, off-hand letter, to say that he had come to London for a day or so.Kipps | H. G. Wells