bookholder (plural bookholders)
- A support for a book, holding it open for reading or copying.
- (obsolete) A prompter at a theatre.
- 1623 (first performance), John Fletcher; William Rowley, “The Maid in the Mill”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- they are out of their parts, sure: it may be 'tis the book-holder's fault
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bookholder in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)