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hardcover

[ hahrd-kuhv-er ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈkʌv ər /
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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.

RELATED WORDS

essay, album, novel, publication, dictionary, pamphlet, text, work, manual, textbook, fiction, volume, edition, magazine, booklet, brochure, writing, copy, tome, paperback

Nearby words

hardboard, hardbody, hardboot, hardbound, hardcore, hardcover, hardecanute, harden, harden off, harden one's heart, harden up
Also hardback.
Compare paperback.

Origin of hardcover

First recorded in 1945–50; hard + cover
Related formshard·cov·ered, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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