from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A removable paper cover used to protect the binding of a book. Also called dust cover.
  • n. A cardboard sleeve in which a phonograph record is packaged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The detachable paper cover of a book; used to protect the binding, and to provide blurb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a paper jacket for a book; a jacket on which promotional information is usually printed


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