- (in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.
- Architecture. crossette.
- to fold down the corner of (a page in a book).
Also dog·ear, dog's-ear.
Origin of dog-ear
First recorded in 1650–60
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Dog-ear marks: in bees: small, subtriangular marks of light color, just below the antennae (Cockerell).Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- (tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)
- computing to bookmark (a website)
- a folded-down corner of a page
- computing a bookmark
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