backlining

noun
plural -s

Definition of backlining

: the material fastened to the backbone of a book or to the inside of the cover in the backbone area to provide strength and rigidity

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First Known Use of backlining

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backlining

back entry 1 + lining

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The first known use of backlining was in 1924

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“Backlining.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backlining. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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