fore edge

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Noun1.fore edge - the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine
book, volume - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
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Round edge spanner (Panna 13/12 size) Fore Edge make
The 136 pages are divided into six sections, which are clearly identified on the fore edge and are therefore easily searchable.
The fore edge tabs appear to be more a feature of continental than of English books.