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flyleaf

[ flahy-leef ]
/ ˈflaɪˌlif /
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noun, plural fly·leaves.

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

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Origin of flyleaf

1825–35; fly2 (noun, in combination: something fastened by the edge) + leaf
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British Dictionary definitions for flyleaf

flyleaf
/ (ˈflaɪˌliːf) /

noun plural -leaves

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