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

  • n. A bookbinding in which the back and often the corners of the volume are bound in a material differing from the rest of the cover.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a style of bookbinding in which only the back and corners are in leather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See binding.

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

  • n. book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another

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