flat back

noun
1.
a book spine presenting a completely flat surface.
2.
a book bound with such a spine.

Origin:
1900–05

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They shall be furnished with two nuts to facilitate installation and alignment of the flat back gate.
The single-bitted axe also offers a flat back area for light hammering chores, such as driving tent stakes.
The books will stack on top of each other, and water will flow up the flat back of the books due to their streamlined shapes.
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