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 But even those who can’t get their hands on a dust jacket can enjoy his playful use of materials: The book itself is covered in pink velvet. Ella Riley-Adams, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2023 We’re deprived of cracking open a hardcover, running our fingers across the smooth dust jacket, turning the bound pages, and engaging with the book itself as an object. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 31 July 2022 Since its installation, the sculpture has not only fascinated crypto-nerds in basements but also crept into popular culture; Dan Brown included two references to the sculpture in the dust jacket for The DaVinci Code , and included it in the plot of his latest book, The Lost Symbol. Jennifer Welsh, Discover Magazine, 22 Nov. 2010 The book has a striking dust jacket that’s easily worth more than a thousand words. Scott Burns, Dallas News, 30 Jan. 2022 The dust jacket to the book (Deeda Blair: Food, Flowers and Fantasy). Curbed, 26 Dec. 2022 The claim was published on his book’s dust jacket, not in the text, and it was later removed. New York Times, 10 Nov. 2022 The spine is faded, the front inner hinge is cracked, the iconic dust jacket is gone. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2012 Even the front and back dust jacket flaps were reserved for what is, in effect, a mini-essay about the book from Neil Gaiman. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dust jacket was in 1926

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“Dust jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dust%20jacket. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

dust jacket

: a removable usually decorative paper cover for a book
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