pilcrow

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pil·crow

 (pĭl′krō′)
n.
The symbol (¶).

[Alteration (influenced by crow) of Middle English pilcraft, pilcrow, paragraph, alteration (influenced by Middle English pill, to peel, make bald, and craft, skill, work, piece of work) of Old French paragrafe, pelagraphe, paragraph; see paragraph.]
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pilcrow

(ˈpɪlkrəʊ)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) typography a typographical symbol (¶) used to mark the start of a paragraph
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Translations
Absatzzeichen
pied-de-mouche
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[pilcrow (paragraph sign)] Total output from countries with substantial machine-tool industries is projected at $36.8-billion for last year.
[pilcrow (paragraph sign)] The order of the five leading producer countries is unchanged.
[pilcrow (paragraph sign)] Again looking at production, Italy and Switzerland substantially closed the distance between their rank in production with that of the United States.