a support placed at the end of a row of books to hold them upright, usually used in pairs.
one of two things occurring or located at either end of something else:
two events that served as bookends to my career.
to occur or be located at the beginning and end of:
His term in office was bookended by crises.

: two black bodyguards, macho bookends
(also bookend ad) A television commercial having two parts, separated by other unrelated commercials: Bookends are intriguing to people because they set up a scenario


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