car·​et | \ ˈker-ət How to pronounce caret (audio) , 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

Examples of caret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Click the caret in the Search Email Box and a drop-down form will appear. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "6 smart ways to manage your inbox and email overload," 15 Nov. 2019

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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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20 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Caret.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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