Letterbox Definition

lĕtər-bŏks
letterboxed, letterboxes
noun
A video format designed to display the widescreen image of a film on a traditional-width video screen, by means of dark bands above and below the image.
Webster's New World

A collection point for mail intended for onward delivery, a secure box or recepticle for this purpose.

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A delivery point for mail, a box, compartment or slot for this purpose.

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verb
To produce or present (film) in a letterbox format.
American Heritage
(film) To transfer a widescreen motion picture to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, with the placing of black bars above and below the picture area.
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adjective
Telecast or recorded for playback using such a format.
Webster's New World
(film) Transferred to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, having black bars above and below the picture area.
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Noun

Singular:
letterbox
Plural:
letterboxes

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