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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 of hardcover
1945-1950
1945-50; hard + cover
Related forms
hardcovered, adjective
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  • This book is available in both a hardcover and paperback edition.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • A list of all obtainable addresses of the publishers of hardcover books mentioned in the Checklist.

    Checklist Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Solo girls with hardcover sketch books and vintage clothes home-tailored to a nice fit.

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