vertical file

noun

Definition of vertical file

: a collection of articles (such as pamphlets and clippings) that is maintained (as in a library) to answer brief questions or to provide points of information not easily located

First Known Use of vertical file

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Vertical file.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vertical%20file. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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