hard·​back | \ ˈhärd-ˌbak How to pronounce hardback (audio) \

Definition of hardback

: a book bound in hard covers

Examples of hardback in a Sentence

The store sells only hardbacks. The book is sold only in hardback.
Recent Examples on the Web My mother belongs to a book club and passes most of these hardback bestsellers on to me. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2021 The book will arrive in hardback starting on Oct. 4, 2021. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 20 Sep. 2021 Also included with the deluxe edition is a hardback booklet full of images, postcards, and messages from the group. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 1 Sep. 2021 Fans will be able to get their hands on a commemorative hardback edition of the first book June 9th 2022, with the original cover design by Thomas Taylor and new bonus material included inside - available for one year only. Emma Pocock, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 In its first two days, the book sold more hardcover copies than any of Ms. Dave’s five previous novels sold individually during their hardback run. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, 20 July 2021 The hardback editions will feature two dust jackets, one with an alternate cover for Later and the other with the cover for the the fictitious book-within-the-book, The Secret of Roanoke by Regis Thomas. Clark Collis, EW.com, 17 Nov. 2020 The first edition of the Fist of the North Star manga is now available in hardback from VIZ Media for $19.99. Ollie Barder, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Head downstairs to keep browsing everything from mystery to fantasy, and to find a hardback section where every title costs exactly two dollars. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 June 2021

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First Known Use of hardback

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hardback was in 1953

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21 Nov 2021

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“Hardback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardback. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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