(in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.
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
noun, verb (used with object)
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Related Words for dog-earcrinkle, wrinkle, pucker, pleat, curl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, ridge, purse, cockle, plait, crumple, dog-ear, corrugate, intertwine, overlay, overlap, ruck
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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)
noun Also: dog's-ear
a folded-down corner of a page
computing a bookmark
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