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loose-leaf

[loos-leef] /ˈlusˌlif/
adjective
1.
(of a book, notebook, etc.) consisting of individual leaves held in a binder (loose-leaf binder) as by rings that open and close, in such a way as to allow their removal, return, or replacement without tearing.
2.
of or for use with a loose-leaf binder:
loose-leaf paper.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for loose-leaf
  • He carries his handwritten racing biography on loose-leaf paper.
  • loose-leaf volumes are shrink-wrapped with four holes punched at the top.
British Dictionary definitions for loose-leaf

loose-leaf

adjective
1.
(of a binder, album, etc) capable of being opened to allow removal and addition of pages
noun
2.
a serial publication published in loose leaves and kept in such a binder
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Word Origin and History for loose-leaf
adj.

1899, from loose (adj.) + leaf (n.).

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