[ dawg-eer, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌɪər, ˈdɒg- /


(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

Definition for dog-ear (2 of 2)


[ dawgz-eer, dogz- ]
/ ˈdɔgzˌɪər, ˈdɒgz- /

noun, verb (used with object)

Related forms

dog's-eared, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dog-ear

British Dictionary definitions for dog-ear



(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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