[ thuhm-in-deks ]
/ ˈθʌmˌɪn dɛks /
verb (used with object)
to provide (a book) with a thumb index.
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- thumb glass,
- thumb index,
- thumb knot,
- thumb one's nose,
- thumb piano,
a series of labeled notches cut along the fore edge of a book, to indicate the divisions or sections.
Origin of thumb index
First recorded in 1900–05
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a series of indentations cut into the fore edge of a book to facilitate quick reference
(tr) to furnish with a thumb index
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