[ book-bahyn-ding ]

  1. the process or art of binding books.

Origin of bookbinding

First recorded in 1765–75; book + binding

Words Nearby bookbinding Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bookbinding in a sentence

  • It was plain indeed that he regarded bookbinding as a quite inferior and scarce manly employment.

    There and Back | George MacDonald
  • He may be talking of conservatism in cooking or in bookbinding, but he will say: Why walk in the ancient ways?

  • A designer keeps sample (p. 218)books of all the most popular bookbinding materials, which the manufacturers are glad to supply.

  • There is hardly any part of the world that has not been drawn upon for suitable skins to be made into leather for bookbinding.

  • Amateur bookbinding and mowing were among the more eccentric of her hobbies.

    Miscellanea | Juliana Horatia Ewing