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hardback

[hahrd-bak] /ˈhɑrdˌbæk/
noun, adjective
1.
Origin of hardback
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50; hard + back1
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hardback

/ˈhɑːdˌbæk/
noun
1.
a book or edition with covers of cloth, cardboard, or leather Compare paperback
adjective
2.
Also casebound (ˈkeɪsˌbaʊnd), hardbound (ˈhɑːdˌbaʊnd), hardcover (ˈhɑːdˌkʌvə). of or denoting a hardback or the publication of hardbacks
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Word Origin and History for hardback
n.

"type of book bound in stiff boards," 1954, from hard + back (n.).

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