bookrest

[ book-rest ]
/ ˈbʊkˌrɛst /

noun

a support for an open book, usually holding it at a slight angle.

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Origin of bookrest

First recorded in 1865–70; book + rest1
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British Dictionary definitions for bookrest

book rest

noun

a cradle for holding an open book so that it may be read comfortably
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