: a support placed at the end of a row of books
: one of two usually similar things that begin and end something
- The second season started with stateside filming that included creating the "bookends," short segments that flank each episode …
- —Paula Parisi
- The trip has Eastern bookends. It began Monday in Ottawa and ends next Sunday in Atlanta.
- —The New York Times
: one of two similar players on a team who play on opposite sides of the field or court
- … Taylor is playing without bookend outside linebacker Carl Banks, who is sidelined with a wrist injury.
- —Peter Kind