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 Preserving the dust jacket for future display seems superior. John Warner, chicagotribune.com, "Stop! Don’t throw away that book jacket. It’s a work of art.," 14 Oct. 2019 But that scene depicted on the dust jacket never actually happens in the Dallas resident’s debut novel. Joyce Sáenz Harris, Dallas News, "Dallas author’s debut novel paints a vividly affecting and melancholy portrait of aging in America," 6 Apr. 2020 Owners who sell toys and gifts do so because those items are more profitable than books; there’s more price flexibility with non-book merchandise because publishers print the maximum price on dust jackets. Joyce M. Rosenberg, SFChronicle.com, "Indie booksellers persevere despite Amazon, rising costs," 24 Dec. 2019 Ranging from the 1930s through the 1980s, this lavish art book reproduces the dust jacket covers of every title issued by the detective fiction imprint. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "Beyond the bestsellers: Lesser-known literary delights make perfect holiday gifts," 4 Dec. 2019 Owners who sell toys and gifts do so because those items are more profitable than books; there’s more price flexibility with non-book merchandise because publishers print the maximum price on dust jackets. Joyce M. Rosenberg, SFChronicle.com, "Indie booksellers persevere despite Amazon, rising costs," 24 Dec. 2019 Owners who sell toys and gifts do so because those items are more profitable than books; there’s more price flexibility with non-book merchandise because publishers print the maximum price on dust jackets. Joyce M. Rosenberg, SFChronicle.com, "Indie booksellers persevere despite Amazon, rising costs," 24 Dec. 2019 Owners who sell toys and gifts do so because those items are more profitable than books; there’s more price flexibility with non-book merchandise because publishers print the maximum price on dust jackets. Joyce M. Rosenberg, SFChronicle.com, "Indie booksellers persevere despite Amazon, rising costs," 24 Dec. 2019 Owners who sell toys and gifts do so because those items are more profitable than books; there’s more price flexibility with non-book merchandise because publishers print the maximum price on dust jackets. Joyce M. Rosenberg, SFChronicle.com, "Indie booksellers persevere despite Amazon, rising costs," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of dust jacket

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Dust jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dust%20jacket. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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dust jacket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dust jacket

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

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