Definition of bookend
: a support placed at the end of a row of books
Examples of bookend in a Sentence
a pair of bookends shaped like horses
He used an empty flowerpot as a bookend.
Recent Examples of bookend from the Web
Gorsuch and Kennedy currently serve as the two bookends preserving the court's shaky right-leaning majority.
This week, with bookend visits to the White House by two key Asian leaders –
The Ravens also have the option of moving Yanda to right tackle, which would give them two good bookend players, with Ronnie Stanley at left tackle.
The ingenious improvisations of a restless polymath and this stark memento mori by a disturbed visionary form a perfect pair of bookends for the Italian Renaissance.
Davis and Haruta are a sort of bookend couple: Davis seems to do most of the talking and idea mongering, with Haruta from time to time interjecting with a recap—with more context and a less-staccato delivery.
According to police, the 47-year-old entered the apartment of the older man, who was in bed, and allegedly began to hit him with a metal bookend.
Torrey Smith, Jeffery's free-agent bookend, has never been to the Pro Bowl.
The bookends to those Ks: a grounder to second and a walk.
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First Known Use of bookend
BOOKEND Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of bookend for Students
: a support at the end of a row of books to keep them standing up
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