shelf mark

noun

Definition of shelf mark

: a character from a library's system of book arrangement usually appearing at the base of the spine of a book and used to indicate the shelf in a fixed location or the relative position of the book to others of its class in an expansive classification

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“Shelf mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shelf%20mark. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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