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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Though employing less-nautical metaphors, the novel’s tongue-in-cheek title and comic-book dust jacket also give fair warning of Mr. Charyn’s intent. Gerard Helferich, WSJ, "‘The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King’ Review: A Rough Road to Power," 25 Jan. 2019 Even a cursory glance at the dust jackets of Ferrante’s books reveals that the story continues to follow the two women into adulthood and old age. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "HBO’s My Brilliant Friend adaptation is a knockout," 18 Nov. 2018 Dana Perino is the first person on the dust jacket. Fox News, "Nation marks 17 years since attacks of Sept. 11," 12 Sep. 2018 Hydrangea Girl's post about DIYing new dust jackets. Caylin Harris, Good Housekeeping, "Blogs We Love This Week," 26 Aug. 2011 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

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First Known Use of dust jacket

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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