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[boo k-bahyn-duh-ree] /ˈbʊkˌbaɪn də ri/
noun, plural bookbinderies.
Origin of bookbindery
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15; bookbinder + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At the bookbindery several women and girls are engaged to fold the sheets.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
  • There was a nineteen-year-old lad who, when I knew him two years before, was doing boy's work in the Collier bookbindery.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • Thence into a back hall piled high with boxes and past the presses of a bookbindery to the freight elevator.

    The Man in Lower Ten Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Silk is used in the bookbindery as end papers in extra work, and also for fancy goods and for lining boxes.

British Dictionary definitions for bookbindery


noun (pl) -eries
a place in which books are bound Often shortened to bindery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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