(in a door or partition) a slot through which letters can be pushed.
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The Curious Chronicle Of The Letter CThe English language is infamously difficult in part because its spelling befuddles even native speakers as letters take on different sounds depending on what letters surround it. Few letters exemplify this trouble more than the third letter of the English alphabet: C. Think about these words: cease, coin, chic, indict, and discrepancy. In this string of terms, C sounds like S, K, Sh, and in …
Origin of letter drop
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for letter drop
He heard the postman's step in the hall and saw the envelopes begin to shuttle themselves through the slit of his letter-drop.McTeague|Frank Norris