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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

thumb′ in`dex(n.)

  1. a series of labeled notches cut along the fore edge of a book, to indicate the divisions or sections.

    Category: Printing

Origin of thumb index:

1900–05

thumb′-in`dex(v.t.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thumb index(noun)

    one of a series of rounded notches in the fore edge of a book to indicate sections

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