letterbox

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letterbox (not comparable)

  1. (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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letterbox (plural letterboxes)

  1. A collection point for mail intended for onward delivery, a secure box or receptacle for this purpose.
  2. A delivery point for mail, a box, compartment or slot for this purpose.

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letterbox (third-person singular simple present letterboxes, present participle letterboxing, simple past and past participle letterboxed)

  1. (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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