Guideword meaning

gīdwûrd
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.
noun
0
0
A watchword; a word or phrase that serves as one's guide.
noun
0
0
(publishing) A word that is printed at the top or bottom of the page in a reference work, in order to help readers find a specific entry.
noun
0
0
(chiefly business) Any of the words in a memo or email that define metadata regarding the message, such as sender, recipient, and subject.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of guideword