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[bahyn-duh-ree, -dree]
noun, plural bind·er·ies.
  1. a place where books are bound.
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Origin of bindery

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; bind + -ery
Can be confusedbinary bindery
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Examples from the Web for bindery

Historical Examples of bindery

  • One of the bindery girls was sitting on the porch as he came up.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy

    Laura Jean Libbey

  • By the time I reached that bindery there were only two girls ahead of me.

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker

  • I'd never have believed I could have enjoyed the smell of a bindery so.

  • They even went to a bindery and saw a book bound and lettered.

    The New Education

    Scott Nearing

  • The materials for this work can in part be obtained from a bindery.

British Dictionary definitions for bindery


noun plural -eries
  1. a place in which books are bound
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Word Origin and History for bindery


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

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