Back matter

the parts of a book that appear after the main text, as bibliography, index, and appendixes.
Historical Examples

Spaced dashes used in some back matter for better wrapping of text.
Bert Wilson at the Wheel J. W. Duffield

the parts of a book, such as the index and appendices, that follow the main text Also called end matter


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