- indentured servant
Origin of indentation
Examples from the Web for indentation
Traveling there, he noticed an indentation in the ground that had been cleared.Treasure Hunt to Discover Oak Island’s Mysterious Booty|Nina Strochlic|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The three could see an indentation magically appear in the upholstery of an easy-chair across from them.The Common Man|Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
In my series, an indentation on the medial margin of the posterior loop of the third upper molar seemed to be related to age.
There was an indentation in the front of it, where it had been struck by a bullet.Rollo in Scotland|Jacob Abbott
Would you describe for the record where that indentation occurs or is placed?Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Was there any other indentation on that box besides that which is shown in the circle on 3?Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
1728, of margins or edges, extended form of indent (n.). Meaning "action of making a dent or impression" is from 1847.
A space left between the left-hand margin of a line of type or handwriting and the beginning of a sentence or quotation. The beginning of a paragraph is usually indented.