Meaning of hand letter

hand' let'ter

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a brass letter, mounted in a handle, for printing on the cover of a handbound book.

hand-let•ter

Pronunciation: (hand'let'ur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to print by hand: She hand-lettered a “for sale” sign.
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