- thumb index
- thumb index ► NOUN ▪ a set of lettered indentations cut down the side of a book for easy reference.
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thumb index — n. an index to the sections or divisions of a reference book, consisting of a series of rounded notches cut in the fore edge of a book with a labeled tab at the base of each notch thumb index vt … English World dictionary
thumb index — thumb .index n a line of round cuts in the edge of a large book which have the letters of the alphabet on them and help you find the part of the book you want … Dictionary of contemporary English
thumb index — thumb ,index noun count the letters of the alphabet printed on the edges of a book s pages to help you find what you are looking for quickly … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
thumb-index — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: thumb index : to equip (a book) with a thumb index the main part of the book is a thumb indexed directory listing ministries Times Literary Supplement * * * /thum in deks/, v.t. to provide (a book) with… … Useful english dictionary
thumb index — noun one of a series of rounded notches in the fore edge of a book to indicate sections • Hypernyms: ↑notch * * * noun, pl ⋯ dexes [count] : a series of small cuts in the edge of the pages in a large book that are labeled and that make it easier… … Useful english dictionary
thumb index — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms thumb index : singular thumb index plural thumb indexes the letters of the alphabet printed on the edges of a book s pages to help you to find what you are looking for quickly … English dictionary
thumb-index — /thum in deks/, v.t. to provide (a book) with a thumb index. * * * … Universalium
thumb index — thumb′ in dex n. pri a series of labeled notches cut along the fore edge of a book, to indicate the divisions or sections • Etymology: 1900–05 thumb′ in dex, v.t … From formal English to slang
thumb index — noun a set of lettered indentations cut down the side of a book for easy reference. Derivatives thumb indexed adjective … English new terms dictionary
thumb index — noun Date: 1903 a series of usually labeled notches cut in the fore edge of a book (as a dictionary) to facilitate reference … New Collegiate Dictionary