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

Examples of vertical file in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The box features nine drawers, eight vertical files, over 50 labels (such as first locks of hair or digital media storage), and much more to customize the box to your liking. Maya Polton, Parents, 29 Mar. 2024 There are multiple compartments, drawers and vertical file folders in full and half sizes. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 24 Oct. 2022 Repurpose a set of vertical file folders and attach them to the inside of your closet door. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vertical file was in 1906

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“Vertical file.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

vertical file

: a collection especially of pamphlets maintained (as in a library) for reference
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