Definition of letterman in English:


Pronunciation /ˈledərmən/ /ˈlɛdərmən/

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  • A high school or college student who has been awarded an emblem, in the shape of the initial letter of their school's name, for achievement in sports.

    ‘He grew up in Brooklyn, the son of a well-to-do family, a letterman in three sports and the most popular boy in the senior class at Erasmus High.’
    • ‘He preceded me as a four-sport letterman at Orange High School in New Jersey.’
    • ‘An Illinois native, McNeive was a four-year letterman in baseball and basketball at Monmouth College.’
    • ‘He was a four-year varsity letterman in bowling and was the team captain and most valuable player his junior and senior years.’
    • ‘He then went to the University of Washington, where he was a three-year letterman and a two-year starter.’
    • ‘Notre Dame will feature 29 senior lettermen.’
    • ‘All together, 11 lettermen are back, including every starter except center Jamar Smith.’