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bookbindery

[ book-bahyn-duh-ree ]
/ ˈbʊkˌbaɪn də ri /
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noun, plural book·bind·er·ies.

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Origin of bookbindery

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

bookbindery
/ (ˈbʊkˌbaɪndərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

a place in which books are boundOften shortened to: bindery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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