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"covering letter" in British English

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covering letternoun [C]

uk   /ˈkʌv.ər.ɪŋ ˌlet.ər/  us   /ˈkʌv.ɚ.ɪŋ ˌlet̬.ɚ/ UK (also covering note, US cover letter, cover note)
a ​letter that ​containsinformation about the thing it is ​sent with: Please ​send a ​coveringletter with ​yourapplicationform.
(Definition of covering letter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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covering letternoun [C]

uk   us   UK ( US cover letter)
a ​letter that contains ​information about the thing it is ​sent with: Interested ​applicants who ​meet all the ​requirements should ​send a ​coveringletter and curriculum vitae to the above ​address.
(Definition of covering letter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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