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[boo k-rest] /ˈbʊkˌrɛst/
a support for an open book, usually holding it at a slight angle.
Origin of bookrest
First recorded in 1865-70; book + rest1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She let the book rest on her lap and fell to contemplating her husband.

    The Imported Bridegroom Abraham Cahan
  • The slot must be cut at the right angle to give the desired slope to the book rest.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
British Dictionary definitions for book rest

book rest

a cradle for holding an open book so that it may be read comfortably
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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