half binding


noun Bookbinding.

a type of book binding consisting of a leather binding on the spine and, sometimes, the corners, with paper or cloth sides.

Nearby words

  1. half a heart, with,
  2. half a loaf is better than none,
  3. half a mind,
  4. half and half nail,
  5. half bath,
  6. half blood,
  7. half board,
  8. half boot,
  9. half brother,
  10. half buck

Origin of half binding

First recorded in 1815–25

Also called half leather.

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