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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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ACROS'TIC, noun [Gr extremity or beginning, order, or verse.]

A composition in verse, in which the first letter of the lines, taken in order, form the name of a person, kingdom, city, etc., which is the subject of the composition, or some title or motto.

ACROS'TIC, adjective That relates to, or contains an acrostic