flyleaf

[flahy-leef]
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noun, plural fly·leaves.

a blank leaf in the front or the back of a book.

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  8. flyoff,
  9. flyover,
  10. flypaper

Origin of flyleaf

1825–35; fly1 (noun, in combination: something fastened by the edge) + leaf

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British Dictionary definitions for flyleaf

flyleaf

noun plural -leaves

the inner leaf of the endpaper of a book, pasted to the first leaf
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