or end pa·per
[ end-pey-per ]
/ ˈɛndˌpeɪ pər /
a sheet of paper, often distinctively colored or ornamented, folded vertically once to form two leaves, one of which is pasted flat to the inside of the front or back cover of a book, with the other pasted to the inside edge of the first or last page to form a flyleaf.
Origin of endpaper
First recorded in 1810–20
Also called end leaf, end sheet.
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Examples from the Web for endpaper
The endpaper features a “pattern of marbleized paper” that has been “individually designed.”
In the List of Illustrations, page numbers with links have been added for the endpaper maps.Fire and Sword in the Sudan|Rudolf C. Slatin
British Dictionary definitions for endpaper
/ (ˈɛndˌpeɪpə) /
either of two leaves at the front and back of a book pasted to the inside of the board covers and the first leaf of the book to secure the binding
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