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
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.
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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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