Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A magazine center spread, especially a foldout of an oversize photograph or feature.
  • noun The subject of a photograph used as a centerfold, often a nude model.
  • noun A feature, such as an advertisement or calendar, inserted as a centerfold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The single sheet of paper that forms the middle two pages of a magazine or other publication.
  • noun A large photograph printed on this sheet, typically in the form of a nude, or provocatively dressed, sexually attractive woman or man.
  • noun The person appearing in such a photograph.
  • noun Any very sexually attractive person, who is therefore material for such a photograph.

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

  • noun a magazine center spread; especially a foldout of a large photograph or map or other feature

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

center + fold

Examples

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  • The centerfold is a demurely posed (for our standards of 2008), extremely fit young black woman.

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  • The whole point of a centerfold is her unattainability, but with hard-core porn, it’s precisely the reverse: the star isn’t just attainable, she’s already being attained, and the user gets to be in on the action.

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  • The whole point of a centerfold is her unattainability, but with hard-core porn, it’s precisely the reverse: the star isn’t just attainable, she’s already being attained, and the user gets to be in on the action.

    Is Pornography Adultery?

  • The whole point of a centerfold is her unattainability, but with hard-core porn, it’s precisely the reverse: the star isn’t just attainable, she’s already being attained, and the user gets to be in on the action.

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  • Kill Kill!), the ideal centerfold is one in which “a situation is suggested, the presence of someone not in the picture.”

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  • Masturbating to a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model (like Christie Brinkley, once upon a time) or a Playboy centerfold is a one-way street: the images are intended to provoke fantasies, not to embody reality, since the women pictured aren’t having sex for the viewer’s gratification.

    Is Pornography Adultery?

  • Masturbating to a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model (like Christie Brinkley, once upon a time) or a Playboy centerfold is a one-way street: the images are intended to provoke fantasies, not to embody reality, since the women pictured aren’t having sex for the viewer’s gratification.

    Is Pornography Adultery?

  • Masturbating to a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model (like Christie Brinkley, once upon a time) or a Playboy centerfold is a one-way street: the images are intended to provoke fantasies, not to embody reality, since the women pictured aren’t having sex for the viewer’s gratification.

    Is Pornography Adultery?

  • The centerfold is a demurely posed for our standards of 2008, extremely fit young black woman.

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