hardcover

[ hahrd-kuhv-er ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈkʌv ər /

noun

a book bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: Hardcovers are more durable than paperbacks.

adjective

bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: a hardcover series.
noting or pertaining to hardcover books: hardcover sales.

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Origin of hardcover

First recorded in 1945–50; hard + cover

OTHER WORDS FROM hardcover

hardcovered, adjective
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