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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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
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Translations

thumb index

nindice m a rubrica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
The colour coding of different letters and the mock thumb index down the side are attractive too although they probably don't add much to the book's usefulness.
The topical chapters include: "The World of the Child," "The World Surrounding the Child," "Life Around the World," "Concepts," "Mother Goose," "Holidays," "Transportation," "The Natural World," "Animals," "Adventure," "Historical Fiction," "Humor," and "Imagination." Each of these topics is subdivided into subtopics and the easy thumb index leads us to hundreds of annotated titles.
The Military & Aerospace Sourcebook has a thumb index for quick and easy access to each connector range, identified by product name and an icon.