guide word

guide word


: either one of the words that are at the top of a page in a dictionary or similar book and that show the first and last words on the page

Full Definition of GUIDE WORD

:  either of the terms at the head of a page of an alphabetical reference work (as a dictionary) indicating the alphabetically first and last words on the page

First Known Use of GUIDE WORD

circa 1928


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