[ let-er-kahrd ]
/ ˈlɛt ərˌkɑrd /
a large postal card, with gummed edges, that can be folded lengthwise and sealed with the message inside.
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What does “barren” mean?
Origin of letter-card
First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for letter-card
a card, usually one on which the postage is prepaid, that is sealed by being folded in half so that its gummed edges come into contact with each other
a long card consisting of a number of postcard views, with space for writing a letter on the backs, that is folded like a concertina for posting
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