bookend

noun book·end \ -ˌend \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of bookend

: a support placed at the end of a row of books

Examples of bookend in a Sentence

  1. a pair of bookends shaped like horses

  2. He used an empty flowerpot as a bookend.

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First Known Use of bookend

1907


BOOKEND Defined for English Language Learners

bookend

noun

Definition of bookend for English Language Learners

  • : something placed at the end of a row of books to hold them up


BOOKEND Defined for Kids

bookend

noun book·end \ ˈbu̇k-ˌend \

Definition of bookend for Students

: a support at the end of a row of books to keep them standing up


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