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  1. the back of a book or folded document.
  2. Ecclesiastical Obsolete. dossal(def 1).
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Origin of dorse

First recorded in 1515–25, dorse is from the Latin word dorsum back
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Examples from the Web for dorse

Historical Examples

  • Much of the light brown oil of commerce is obtained from Gadus callarius (the dorse).

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • I want to come north some time soon but I do not want to leve here looking for a job wher I would be in dorse all winter.