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hardcover

[hahrd-kuhv-er] /ˈhɑrdˈkʌv ər/
noun
1.
a book bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material:
Hardcovers are more durable than paperbacks.
adjective
2.
bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material:
a hardcover series.
3.
noting or pertaining to hardcover books:
hardcover sales.
Also, hardback.
Compare paperback.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; hard + cover
Related forms
hardcovered, adjective
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