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Folder (plural Folders)


  1. "A thin length of wood, bone (bone folder), ivory, or other material, approximately 6 to 12 inches long, and about 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide, and approximately 1/8 inch thick. It is tapered to rounded edges, has rounded ends, and is used in folding sheets by hand and cutting bolts, and also in numerous other binding operations."[1]
    Synonym: bone folder

Also known as a bone folder if it is made of bone.



  1. Language of Bindings Thesaurus. Contains information from Language of Bindings Thesaurus which is made available under the ODC Attribution License.
  2. Smith, Shelagh and Hélène Francoeur. Translation of Book Arts Terms, from English to French. Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, n.d. Web.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Crespo Nogueira, Carmen, ed. ICA Handbooks Series : Glossary of Basic Archival and Library Conservation Terms : English with Equivalents in Spanish, German, Italian, French and Russian. Munchen, DEU: K. G. Saur, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web.
  4. Langwe, Monica. 'Papper Och Stygn'. Stockholm: Hemslöjdens Förlag, 2016. Print.