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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prop placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A heavy object or moveable support placed at one or both ends of a row of books for the purpose of keeping them upright.
  • n. Something that comes before, after, or at both sides of something else.
  • v. To come before and after, or at both sides of

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)

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