(in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place.
to fold down the corner of (a page in a book).
- Also dogear, dog's-ear.
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How to use dog-ear in a sentence
It is as though one were to glance at a mere dog-ear on a folio page, and then profess to have mastered its whole import.America To-day, Observations and Reflections | William Archer
Voytek urged the horses, and sang through his nose, Dog ear, remember thy promise.Lillian Morris, and Other Stories | Henryk Sienkiewicz
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
(tr) to fold down the corner of (a page)
computing to bookmark (a website)
a folded-down corner of a page
computing a bookmark
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