from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A support for a book, holding it open for reading or copying.
- n. A prompter at a theatre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A prompter at a theater.
- n. A support for a book, holding it open, while one reads or copies from it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The prompter at a theater.
- n. A reading-desk or other device for supporting a book while open.
Books everywhere mostly Harry Potter as well as a broken ceramic bookholder.
I chit chatted with Mae a bit and ended up leaning against a bookholder.
The bathtub, equipped with an ingenious bookholder, was low and large.
Induction to "Cynthia's Revels," "as to have his presence in the tiring-house, to prompt us aloud, stamp at the bookholder [or prompter], swear at our properties, curse the poor tireman, rail the musick out of tune, and sweat for every venial trespass we commit as some author would."
"Mom, this nice lady doesn't have that pesky bookholder in her lap like you always do."
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