hardbound

[ hahrd-bound ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈbaʊnd /
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adjective

(of a book) bound with a stiff cover, usually of cloth or leather; casebound.
Compare paperback.

Origin of hardbound

First recorded in 1725–35; hard + bound1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hardbound

  • "I would'nt be angry, Cousin," said little Sam, when the porpoise gave token that he was hardbound in slumber.

    Chanticleer|Cornelius Mathews
  • Yes, the hard-bound human mind, like the hardbound soil, has to be ploughed up.

    Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
  • The baroness was not a young woman, and she was a hardbound Blue.