Definitions

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  • adj. Having a solid binding; hardback.
  • adj. Having a hard back.

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

  • adj. having a hard back or cover

Etymologies

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hard +‎ backed

Examples

  • Through the stuttering doors of the other hall lurks a gathering of spare souls who saved for hardbacked notebooks and empty time to be filled with fictions.

    Reading at the Anatomy Museum

  • For Bittman fans, it's a good approach to a cookbook: an enormous hardbacked monster of a book, 1000 recipes from everywhere, and especially useful if you've got ingredients but no specific direction you want to go.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Seeing the entire universes Jack Kirby created for his characters to exist inlike in the "Fourth World" books, Kamandi, The Demon, OMAC, Machine Man, The Eternals..., all by himself in a tiny little windowless studio sitting in a stiff hardbacked chair, I can only imagine what an Aquaman comic--with his attendant built-in fantasy world setting of Atlantis--written and drawn by Kirby might have looked like.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • My first book with a recipe was a hardbacked Sesame Street book that had a recipe for banana bread.

    zucchini bread | smitten kitchen

  • I'm sure this was hardbacked under a different title.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • His rock-climbing magazines and the black, hardbacked notebooks that he'd used for work.

    Calling A Dead Man

  • Or perhaps, the Posse says, these drivers were "hardbacked" by the PPA ticket writer.

    Phillies Zone

  • Or a nasty citizen trash-talked him, so he hardbacked a ticket as passive-aggressive payback.

    Phillies Zone

  • The officer then hardbacked the bogus ticket, to keep the driver in the dark.

    Phillies Zone

  • Despite tickets costing $50 on the Mondays, 17,000 visitors happily paid the price and 100,000 copies of the exhibition's $45 catalogue were also sold, a giant hardbacked book with a memento mori-style hologram cover that morphs McQueen's face with that of a skull.

    The Guardian World News

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