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loose-leaf

[ loos-leef ]
/ ˈlusˌlif /
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adjective

(of a book, notebook, etc.) consisting of individual leaves held in a binder (loose-leaf binder ), as by rings that open and close, in such a way as to allow their removal, return, or replacement without tearing.
of or for use with a loose-leaf binder: loose-leaf paper.

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Origin of loose-leaf

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for loose-leaf

loose-leaf

adjective

(of a binder, album, etc) capable of being opened to allow removal and addition of pages

noun

a serial publication published in loose leaves and kept in such a binder
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