- 1a serve that lands in the correct part of the court but must be taken again because it has touched the top of the net house/room
- 2(British English) an act of renting a home, etc. a long-term/short-term let See related entries: Renting a home Word Originnoun sense 2 Old English lǣtan ‘leave behind, leave out’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch laten and German lassen, also to late. noun sense 1 and without let or hindrance. Old English lettan ‘hinder’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch letten, also to late.Idioms (formal or law) without being prevented from doing something; freely New regulations will allow residents to travel between member states without let or hindrance.