[ loos-leef ]

  1. (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.

  2. of or for use with a loose-leaf binder: loose-leaf paper.

Origin of loose-leaf

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby loose-leaf

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British Dictionary definitions for loose-leaf


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

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

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