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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Same as hardback n. and a.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A book with a rigid binding, often of cardboard or leather.
  • adjective of a book Having a rigid binding.

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

  • noun a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
  • adjective having a hard back or cover

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