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

  • adj. Having a half binding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Having only the back and corners in leather, as a book.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bound in half-binding: as, a half-bound book.

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

  • adj. (of books) having the back bound in one material and the sides in another


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