[ duh-bloo r, doo-; French doo-blyr ]
/ dəˈblʊər, du-; French duˈblür /

noun, plural dou·blures [duh-bloo rz, doo-; French doo-blyr] /dəˈblʊərz, du-; French duˈblür/.

an ornamental lining of a book cover.

Origin of doublure

1885–90; < French: a lining, equivalent to doubl(er) to line (literally, to double) + -ure -ure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for doublure

/ (dəˈblʊə, French dublyr) /


a decorative lining of vellum or leather, etc, on the inside of a book cover

Word Origin for doublure

C19: from French: lining, from Old French doubler to make double
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