Definition of vertical file in English:

vertical file


  • An alphabetized file for pamphlets and other small publications that do not merit a call number in a library system.

    ‘Electronic vertical files may be viewed as more visible and more easily accessible vertical files that keep users connected to their public libraries.’
    • ‘All of her files were in perfect order in three vertical files, and there was an extra desk in the corner, lit by an attractive pole lamp.’
    • ‘These are all in the vertical files at the archives.’
    • ‘The vertical files are labelled a-h, with a in the lower left and h in the lower right.’
    • ‘Photos of Hawera before and after the fire can be found in the vertical files in Taranaki Resource Centre, Puke Ariki.’