book muslin


Definition of book muslin

1 : muslin used to strengthen the backbone construction of books
2 : a thin muslin formerly used for women's dresses

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of book muslin

circa 1740, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About book muslin

Time Traveler for book muslin

Time Traveler

The first known use of book muslin was circa 1740

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near book muslin

book mold

book muslin

book number

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for book muslin

Cite this Entry

“Book muslin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!