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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Example sentences
In it he envisioned a hardcover book containing several hundred blank
  electronic pages.
The cost of that hardcover for the avid reader or college graduate is becoming
  too much.
Amazon now sells more digital books than hardcover ones.
Mom asks, setting down her book, a hardcover for nursing school.
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