Definition of centerfold
1 : a foldout that is the center spread of a magazine
2 : a picture (as of a nude) on a centerfold; also : a model featured in such a picture
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Started in 1974 by Tom Forcade, an underground journalist, drug smuggler and Yippie, the magazine was originally conceived as a parody of Playboy, but with lurid centerfolds of cannabis buds the size of bonsai trees instead of nude women.
At least one involves the late computer scientist David Huffman, who discovered bottom-up compression; another features Lena Söderberg, whose 1972 Playboy centerfold became the standard test image for compression algorithms.
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CENTERFOLD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of centerfold for English Language Learners
: the pages that face each other in the middle of a magazine or newspaper
: a picture of a person (such as a woman who is not wearing clothes) that is in the centerfold of a magazine
: a person whose picture is the centerfold of a magazine
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