a gatefold bound into the center of a magazine or book signature.
a photograph of a woman or man in a nude or seminude pose appearing on a magazine centerfold.
the person in such a photograph.
also center-fold, “fold-out center spread of a magazine or newspaper,” 1950, from center (n.) + fold (n.2). “Playboy” debuted December 1953, and the word came to be used especially for illustrations of comely women, hence “woman who poses as a centerfold model” (by 1965).
A sexually desirable person: a woman with a centerfold’s chest going for her
[1960s+; fr the photographs of such persons decorating the centerfolds of erotic magazines]
a temporary framework for supporting a masonry arch during construction until it is able to stand by itself. Geometry. the middle point, as the point within a circle or sphere equally distant from all points of the circumference or surface, or the point within a regular polygon equally distant from the vertices. a point, pivot, […]
Geometry. the middle point, as the point within a circle or sphere equally distant from all points of the circumference or surface, or the point within a regular polygon equally distant from the vertices. a point, pivot, axis, etc., around which anything rotates or revolves: The sun is the center of the solar system. the […]
any line that bisects a plane figure: the centerline of a building plan. a line along the center of a road or highway dividing it into separate sections for traffic moving in opposite directions. Radio. the perpendicular bisector of the line connecting two radio transmitters. Historical Examples
the branch of the U.S. Public Health Service under the Department of Health and Human Services charged with the investigation and control of contagious disease in the nation. Abbreviation: CDC.