bookend
bookend ook"end n. a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table). [WordNet 1.5]

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  • bookend — ► NOUN ▪ a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright …   English terms dictionary

  • bookend — [book′end΄] n. a support, often ornamental and usually one of a pair, put at the end of a row of books to keep them upright …   English World dictionary

  • Bookend — A bookend is an object that is designed to buttress, or support, an upright row of books. It is placed on either end to prevent books from falling over, such as in a half filled bookshelf. Bookends are both utilitarian and, often, decorative.… …   Wikipedia

  • bookend — /ˈbʊkɛnd/ (say bookend) noun 1. a support placed at the end of a row of books to hold them upright. –verb (t) 2. to act as a marker at the beginning and end of (a process, activity, etc.): a concert bookended by Beethoven sonatas …   Australian English dictionary

  • bookend — noun Date: 1907 a support placed at the end of a row of books …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bookend — /book end /, n. a support placed at the end of a row of books to hold them upright, usually used in pairs. [1905 10; BOOK + END1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bookend — 1. noun A heavy object or moveable support placed at one or both ends of a row of books for the purpose of keeping them upright. 2. verb To come before and after, or at both sides of Syn: flank …   Wiktionary

  • bookend — book|end [ˈbukend] n [C usually plural] one of a pair of objects that you put at the end of a row of books to prevent them from falling over …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bookend — [[t]b ʊkend[/t]] bookends also book end N COUNT: usu pl Bookends are a pair of supports used to hold a row of books in an upright position by placing one at each end of the row …   English dictionary

  • bookend — n. heavy object used to support a row of books …   English contemporary dictionary

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