dog-ear

[dawg-eer, dog-]

noun

(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.

verb (used with object)

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

dog's-ear

[dawgz-eer, dogz-]

noun, verb (used with object)

Related formsdog's-eared, adjective
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dog-ear

verb

(tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)
computing to bookmark (a website)

noun Also: dog's-ear

a folded-down corner of a page
computing a bookmark
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