bookend


book·end

noun \-ˌend\

: something placed at the end of a row of books to hold them up

Full Definition of BOOKEND

:  a support placed at the end of a row of books

Examples of BOOKEND

  1. a pair of bookends shaped like horses
  2. He used an empty flowerpot as a bookend.

First Known Use of BOOKEND

1907

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bookery
Previous Word in the Dictionary: book debt
All Words Near: bookend

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up bookend? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).