(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).
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crinkle, wrinkle, pucker, pleat, curl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, ridge, purse, cockle, plait, crumple, corrugate, intertwine, overlay, overlap, ruck, replicate
- dog-and-pony show,
- dog-day cicada,
- dog-leg stair,
Also dog·ear, dog's-ear.
Origin of dog-ear
First recorded in 1650–60
noun, verb (used with object)
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Examples from the Web for 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
(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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