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[flahy-leef] /ˈflaɪˌlif/
noun, plural flyleaves.
a blank leaf in the front or the back of a book.
Origin of flyleaf
1825-35; fly1 (noun, in combination: something fastened by the edge) + leaf Unabridged
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  • The composer's signature was clearly scrawled across the flyleaf.
  • On the flyleaf he had written and signed a pledge to her.
  • All papers filed, except forms printed and distributed by the court, shall include a flyleaf.
British Dictionary definitions for flyleaf


noun (pl) -leaves
the inner leaf of the endpaper of a book, pasted to the first leaf
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