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hardback

[hahrd-bak]
noun, adjective
  1. hardcover.
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Origin of hardback

First recorded in 1740–50; hard + back1
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hardback

noun
  1. a book or edition with covers of cloth, cardboard, or leatherCompare paperback
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adjective
  1. Also: casebound (ˈkeɪsˌbaʊnd), hardbound (ˈhɑːdˌbaʊnd), hardcover (ˈhɑːdˌkʌvə) of or denoting a hardback or the publication of hardbacks
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Word Origin and History for hardback

n.

"type of book bound in stiff boards," 1954, from hard + back (n.).

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