noun car·et \ˈker-ət, ˈka-rət\

Definition of CARET

:  a wedge-shaped mark made on written or printed matter to indicate the place where something is to be inserted

Origin of CARET

Latin, there is lacking, from carēre to lack, be without
First Known Use: 1681

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

Rhymes with CARET


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