dust jacket

noun

Definition of dust jacket

: a paper cover for a book

Examples of dust jacket in a Sentence

The dust jacket was torn.
Recent Examples on the Web Knopf presents us with a monochromatic dust jacket design, featuring alternate shades of blue in the text, underscoring racial ambiguity. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 31 July 2022 It’s why, as Jess Kuronen put it, the dust jacket of a book plays a considerable role in pricing. New York Times, 7 May 2022 It’s made of several heavy-duty materials to keep it safe: a black Cinefoil dust jacket, white heat-shield foil pages, nickel wire, stainless-steel head and tail bands and Kapton high-temperature adhesive. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 24 May 2022 Although the indexer, Paula Clarke Bain, is credited within the main body of the text (and self-indexed in the index), her name, like most who do her job, is not on the dust jacket with the author’s. Alexandra Horowitz, The Atlantic, 16 Mar. 2022 The book’s preliminary pages and dust jacket are replete with zealous endorsements from literary VIPs—Steven Pinker, Timothy Snyder, Thomas Chatterton Williams, among others. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 Even the dust jacket is embellished with one of Morris’ elegant designs from the museum’s extensive archives of decorative art. April Austin, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Dec. 2021 Instead of just listing the books that Jackson Elias wrote, there’s a dust jacket for one that can be slipped over a hardcover and handed to an investigator. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 The dust jacket carried praise from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks and Norman Mailer. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dust jacket

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dust jacket was in 1926

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Last Updated

9 Aug 2022

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“Dust jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dust%20jacket. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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