[boo k-bahyn-duh-ree]

noun, plural book·bind·er·ies.

Origin of bookbindery

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; bookbinder + -ry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bookbindery

Historical Examples of bookbindery

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


noun plural -eries

a place in which books are boundOften shortened to: bindery
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