caret

noun
car·et | \ˈker-ət, ˈka-rət\

Definition of caret 

: a wedge-shaped mark made on written or printed matter to indicate the place where something is to be inserted

First Known Use of caret

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caret

Latin, there is lacking, from carēre to lack, be without

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The first known use of caret was in 1681

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