letterbox

[[t]le̱tə(r)bɒks[/t]]
letterboxes
1) N-COUNT A letterbox is a rectangular hole in a door or a small box at the entrance to a building into which letters and small parcels are delivered. Compare post box. [mainly BRIT]
(in AM, usually use mailbox)
2) ADJ If something is displayed on a television or computer screen in letterbox format, it is displayed across the middle of the screen with dark bands at the top and bottom of the screen.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • letterbox — [let′ər bäks΄] n. a format for presenting films in video form, that preserves the widescreen image by means of dark bands above and below the image adj. telecast or recorded for playback using such a format: also letterboxed …   English World dictionary

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  • letterbox — UK [ˈletə(r)ˌbɒks] / US [ˈletərˌbɑks] noun [countable] Word forms letterbox : singular letterbox plural letterboxes British 1) a small hole in a door where letters can be delivered 2) a postbox …   English dictionary

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  • letterbox — v. (Video) display in letterbox format, display only across the center of a screen with black bands at the top and bottom (so the wider film format will fit the different dimensions of a TV screen);(British) mailbox, mail slot n. video playback… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Letterbox — VP Refers to the on screen effect created by shooting video in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio. PP The process of fitting a 16:9 image on a 4:3 screen by placing black bars at the top and bottom. WikiV A method of displaying widescreen video on a screen with …   Audio and video glossary

  • letterbox — adjective see letterboxed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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