[ bahyn-duh-ree, -dree ]

noun,plural bind·er·ies.
  1. a place where books are bound.

Origin of bindery

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; bind + -ery

Words that may be confused with bindery

Words Nearby bindery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bindery in a sentence

  • The next morning I was at work in the bindery, smearing glue on the backs of unbound books.

    Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
  • Back of the bindery stood the blacksmith shop, where MacKittrick, the historian-blacksmith, plied the bellows and smote the anvil.

    Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
  • If the bindery is connected with the pressroom, they are simply jogged, counted, and piled on trucks and delivered in this way.

  • In olden times, when all work was done by hand, the product of a good-sized cloth bindery was from 500 to 1000 books a day.

  • As in the past the bindery has proved a valuable and economical section of the Library.

    Report of the Chief Librarian | J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)

British Dictionary definitions for bindery


/ (ˈbaɪndərɪ) /

nounplural -eries
  1. a place in which books are bound

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