night letter
noun Date: 1910 a telegram sent at night at a reduced rate for delivery the following morning

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Night letter — Night letter, Night lettergram Night lettergram See {Letter}, above. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night letter — ☆ night letter n. a telegram sent at night at a reduced rate, to be delivered the next morning …   English World dictionary

  • Night letter — A night letter is an unsigned leaflet distributed clandestinely, very much like the samizdat that were distributed clandestinely by the dissidents in the Soviet Union In the late 1970s, Israeli peace activists belonging to the Shelly Party (Peace …   Wikipedia

  • night letter — {n.} A telegram sent at night at a cheaper rate and delivered in the morning. * /I waited until after six o clock in the evening before sending the telegram home because I can say more for the same price in a night letter./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • night letter — {n.} A telegram sent at night at a cheaper rate and delivered in the morning. * /I waited until after six o clock in the evening before sending the telegram home because I can say more for the same price in a night letter./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • night\ letter — noun A telegram sent at night at a cheaper rate and delivered in the morning. I waited until after six o clock in the evening before sending the telegram home because I can say more for the same price in a night letter …   Словарь американских идиом

  • night letter — night′ let ter n. tgp a telegram sent at night for next day delivery …   From formal English to slang

  • night letter — former name of overnight telegram. Abbr.: NL [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • night letter — noun an unsigned leaflet distributed clandestinely …   Wiktionary

  • night letter — noun a cheaper form of telegram sent for delivery the next day • Hypernyms: ↑telegram, ↑wire …   Useful english dictionary

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