card catalog


noun

a file of cards of uniform size arranged in some definite order and listing the items in the collection of a library or group of libraries, each card typically identifying a single item.

Nearby words

  1. carcinomatous myopathy,
  2. carcinophobia,
  3. carcinosarcoma,
  4. carcinosis,
  5. card,
  6. card catalogue,
  7. card clothing,
  8. card counter,
  9. card file,
  10. card in

Origin of card catalog

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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Examples from the Web for card catalog

  • All of these card-catalog and other "devices" are a part of a great movement to put efficiency into every human industry.

    The American Country Girl|Martha Foote Crow