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quarter binding

noun
  1. a style of bookbinding in which the spine is leather and the sides are cloth or paper.
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Origin of quarter binding

First recorded in 1910–15
Related formsquar·ter-bound [kwawr-ter-bound] /ˈkwɔr tərˌbaʊnd/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quarter-bound

quarter-bound

adjective
  1. (of a book) having a binding consisting of two types of material, the better type being used on the spine
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