[ fawr-wer-ding ]
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  1. Bookbinding. a stage in which sections of a book are stitched, fitted with a back, pasted, etc., before being placed in the completed cover.

  2. Engraving. the process of starting a copper plate by etching and of finishing with a graver.

Origin of forwarding

First recorded in 1625–35; forward + -ing1

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

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British Dictionary definitions for forwarding


/ (ˈfɔːwədɪŋ) /

  1. all the processes involved in the binding of a book subsequent to cutting and up to the fitting of its cover

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