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

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