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[dawg-eer, dog-]
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  1. (in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.
  2. Architecture. crossette.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to fold down the corner of (a page in a book).
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Also dog·ear, dog's-ear.

Origin of dog-ear

First recorded in 1650–60


[dawgz-eer, dogz-]
noun, verb (used with object)
  1. dog-ear.
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Related formsdog's-eared, adjective
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Related Words for dog-ear

crinkle, wrinkle, pucker, pleat, curl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, ridge, purse, cockle, plait, crumple, dog-ear, corrugate, intertwine, overlay, overlap, ruck

Examples from the Web for dog-ear

Historical Examples of dog-ear

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for dog-ear


  1. (tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)
  2. computing to bookmark (a website)
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noun Also: dog's-ear
  1. a folded-down corner of a page
  2. computing a bookmark
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