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guide word

noun

: 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
GUIDE WORD Defined for Kids

guide word

noun

Definition of GUIDE WORD for Kids

:  either of the terms at the head of a page of an alphabetical reference work (as a dictionary) usually showing the first and last entries on the page

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