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thumb index

n.
A series of rounded indentations cut into the front edge of a book, each labeled, as with a letter, to indicate a section of the book.

thumb′-in′dex v.

thumb index

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a series of indentations cut into the fore edge of a book to facilitate quick reference
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to furnish with a thumb index

thumb′ in`dex


n.
a series of labeled notches cut along the fore edge of a book, to indicate the divisions or sections.
[1900–05]
thumb′-in`dex, v.t.
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Noun1.thumb index - one of a series of rounded notches in the fore edge of a book to indicate sections
notch - a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface; "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
Translations

thumb index

nindice m a rubrica
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