(of a book) bound with a stiff cover, usually of cloth or leather; casebound.
Compare paperback.

1725–35; hard + bound1

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The hardbound owner's manual is difficult to whip through.
Hardbound, coffee-table ready albums of personal photos printed on quality paper and neatly adorned with captions and quips.
One study has bookshelves filled with hardbound journals all the way to the high ceiling.
He adored those two hardbound red volumes with their gold lettering and endless renderings of animals.
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