catch title


Definition of catch title

1 : a distinguishing abbreviation of or a short substitute for a full title used especially in book lists and catalogs
2 : the often abbreviated titles of the first and last entries or articles appearing on the spine of any volume of a multivolume set
3 : a faintly written title in the margin of a manuscript page intended as a guide for the rubricator

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“Catch title.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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