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[bahyn-duh-ree, -dree] /ˈbaɪn də ri, -dri/
noun, plural binderies.
a place where books are bound.
Origin of bindery
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10; bind + -ery
Can be confused
binary, bindery. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Ordinarily books needing resewing should be sent to the bindery.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • I'd never have believed I could have enjoyed the smell of a bindery so.

  • The books need not as a rule spend so long a time in the bindery.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • Juvenile books, especially, often go to the bindery with missing pages.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • Description of the methods used by Chivers in his own bindery.

  • Since his death this bindery has been broken up, and the finest work is to-day being done by women.

    The Art of the Book Bernard H. Newdigate
  • By the time I reached that bindery there were only two girls ahead of me.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • Moreover this arrangement eliminates the time and labor necessary to send a book to the bindery.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • The librarian cannot assume the same attitude toward his bindery foreman that the proprietor of a regular bindery may assume.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
  • The best way to indicate lettering, etc., has been shown in the chapter "Preparing for the bindery."

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for bindery


noun (pl) -eries
a place in which books are bound
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bindery

1810, American English; see bind (v.) + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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