flat back

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  1. a book spine presenting a completely flat surface.

  2. a book bound with such a spine.

Origin of flat back

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby flat back

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How to use flat back in a sentence

  • She looked towards the open door and saw the footman's flat back, and narrow head covered with carefully plastered hair.

    December Love | Robert Hichens
  • The back is then "rounded" by use of a hammer; if the book is to be a "flat back" one, the rounding is very slight.

  • He was a splendid specimen of physical manhood, big and well-muscled, with a broad, flat back and soldierly carriage.

    The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine
  • Fig. 248 indicates the position of the hinge fixed so as to allow the door to open and lay flat back to the architrave moulding.

    Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
  • Its short waist suited her youthful bust and flat back and narrow shoulders.