adjective Date: 1902 1. having leaves secured in book form in a cover whose spine may be opened for adding, arranging, or removing leaves <
loose-leaf notebook
2. of, relating to, or used with a loose-leaf binding <
loose-leaf paper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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