HARD-COVER

hardcover

[hahrd-kuhv-er]
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:
1945–50; hard + cover

hardcovered, adjective
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