dust jacket


Definition of dust jacket 

: a paper cover for a book

Examples of dust jacket in a Sentence

The dust jacket was torn.

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This makes reading the titles on the dust jackets easier. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Celebrate celery!," 4 July 2018 As of now, the dust jacket/envelope editions are only available in Australian bookstores, but Mailbooks for Good is available for partnerships with literacy charities worldwide. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Your Book Club Is Now an Opportunity to Give Back," 2 Apr. 2013 The dust jacket of Pulitzer Prize-winning Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt's new book Tyrant pulses vivid red, and the book asks sharp questions about the ways William Shakespeare interrogates the idea of political authority in his plays. Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Tyrant' examines the evidence of popular attraction to demagogues as seen in Shakepeare's plays," 15 May 2018 The first edition dust jackets of the books vividly convey the differences between Uris and Hersey’s approaches. Samantha Baskind, Time, "The Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Is About Much More Than Just the Uprising," 18 Apr. 2018 Mailbooks for Good is working with publishers to create dust jackets that transform into pre-paid and addressed envelopes. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Your Book Club Is Now an Opportunity to Give Back," 2 Apr. 2013 Visitors can also view the dust jacket that Tolkien drew for the 1937 edition of The Hobbit, which shows the mountains that Bilbo traversed during his adventures. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Unseen Illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien Are Coming to Oxford," 5 Apr. 2018 This image of the young Calder, which also appears on the book’s dust jacket, is the most striking in the book. Henry Petroski, WSJ, "Review: The Most Elegant Tinkerer," 27 Oct. 2017 All that Slotnick’s copy is missing is the dust jacket. Genevieve Walker, Bon Appetit, "The Obsessive Sport of Shopping for a Vintage 'Joy of Cooking'," 15 May 2017

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dust jacket

: a paper cover that protects a book and can be removed

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