- center spread.
- a gatefold bound into the center of a magazine or book signature.
- a photograph of a woman or man in a nude or seminude pose appearing on a magazine centerfold.
- the person in such a photograph.
also center-fold, “fold-out center spread of a magazine or newspaper,” 1950, from center (n.) + fold (n.2). “Playboy” debuted December 1953, and the word came to be used especially for illustrations of comely women, hence “woman who poses as a centerfold model” (by 1965).