cloth·​bound ˈklȯth-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce clothbound (audio)
of a book
: bound in stiff boards covered with cloth

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Frazier, who photographed the family in Flint, is the first recipient of a prize bestowed by the foundation in collaboration with German publisher Steidl and a thick, clothbound volume of images accompanies the current exhibition. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 9 June 2022 Now an English translation has been reissued by Siglio, in a clothbound edition with pages edged in gold. Lili Owen Rowlands, The New Yorker, 17 Nov. 2021 Hesse made for a shelf of Mixed Signal, a clothbound Cheddar-style cheese from Vermont. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 25 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clothbound was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Clothbound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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