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Hardcover vs. Hardback

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Hardcovernoun

A book with a rigid binding, often of cardboard or leather.

Hardbacknoun

A book with a solid binding.

Hardcoveradjective

(of a book) Having a rigid binding.

Hardbackadjective

(of a book) Having a solid binding.

Hardcovernoun

Same as hardback n. and a.

Hardback

Having rigid front and back covers, usually boards covered with paper, cloth, or leather; - of books. Contrasted with softcover and paperback.

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Hardcovernoun

a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers

Hardbacknoun

A book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers; a hardcover book. Compare paperback.

Hardcoveradjective

having a hard back or cover;

‘hardback books’;

Hardbacknoun

a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers

Hardcoveradjective

(of a book) bound in stiff covers; hardback

‘hardcover and paperback editions’;

Hardbackadjective

having a hard back or cover;

‘hardback books’;

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Hardcovernoun

a book bound in stiff covers; a hardback.

Hardbackadjective

(of a book) bound in stiff covers

‘a hardback edition’;

Hardcover

A hardcover, hard cover, or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather). It has a flexible, sewn spine which allows the book to lie flat on a surface when opened.

Hardbacknoun

a book bound in stiff covers.

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