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

  • adj. Bound in cloth, cardboard, or leather rather than paper. Used of books.
  • n. A hardcover book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A book with a rigid binding, often of cardboard or leather.
  • adj. Having a rigid binding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as hardback n. and a.

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

  • n. a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
  • adj. having a hard back or cover

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