[ book-bahyn-duh-ree ]

noun,plural book·bind·er·ies.

Origin of bookbindery

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; bookbinder + -ry

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

How to use bookbindery in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


/ (ˈbʊkˌbaɪndərɪ) /

nounplural -eries
  1. a place in which books are bound: Often shortened to: bindery

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