What is the meaning of the furniture term Bookend?

Object in a bookcase, designed to keep a row of books upright. A bookend is a small object placed at the ends of a row of books to keep them upright and organized. It is typically made of metal, wood, or other durable materials, and has a base that supports the books and a decorative piece or shape on top. Bookends serve both functional and decorative purposes in bookshelves or on tables, and help prevent books from toppling over, creating a visually pleasing display.
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