guide word

noun

: either of the terms at the head of a page of an alphabetical reference work (such as a dictionary) indicating the alphabetically first and last words on the page

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guide word was circa 1928

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“Guide word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guide%20word. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

guide word

noun
: either of the terms at the head of a page of an alphabetical reference work (as a dictionary) indicating the alphabetically first and last entries on the page

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