bookplate

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noun book·plate \ ˈbu̇k-ˌplāt \

Definition of bookplate

:a book owner's identification label that is usually pasted to the inside front cover of a book

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First Known Use of bookplate

1791


BOOKPLATE Defined for English Language Learners

bookplate

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Definition of bookplate for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of paper stuck on the inside front cover of a book that shows the name of the person who owns the book


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