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A word or term that appears at the top of each page or column in a reference book, such as a dictionary, to indicate the first or last entry on the page.
(Linguistics) a word at the top of a dictionary page that indicates the first or last entry on that page
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|Noun||1.||guideword - a word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page|
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"