inverted caret

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Noun[edit]

inverted caret (plural inverted carets)

  1. A caret (^) that has been inverted.
    • 1823, George Jackson, Two New and Efficient Systems of Stenography, page 28
      Learners employing the vowels must not use either the inverted caret v (a) or the dot, (e or i) except as vowels.
  2. (now only informally) A háček.
    • 1896, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen’s Magazine XXI, page 288
      Bohemian, as we call it, or Cesky, as they write it (with another inverted caret over the C).