Guide-word meaning

The definition of a guide word is a word printed at the top of a page indicating the first or last word entry on that page.

An example of guide word is the word "hesitate" printed on a page in a dictionary with the word "hesitate" listed as the first word on the page.

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A word printed at the top of a page in a dictionary, encyclopedia, etc., usually the first or last entry on the page.
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