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

Unlike typical celebrity hardbacks, Blevins’ book is light on drama and full of practical advice. Matthew Gault, Time, "Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins Reveals His Top Tips for Video Game Domination," 22 Aug. 2019 Books prices, $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Try these 12+ best places to watch fireworks, things to do in Louisville for July 4," 27 June 2019 Last year, publishing’s debonair crime lord Otto Penzler inaugurated a uniform line of attractive hardbacks called the American Mystery Classics. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "The enduring fascination with Sherlock Holmes: It’s elementary.," 19 June 2019 Hadid artfully showcased the fire-engine red hardback cover, complete with ominous silhouette of a man holding an unidentified object, alongside her hand which was clad in an appropriately creepy lime green glove. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Would You Join the Bella and Gigi Hadid Book Club?," 18 Mar. 2019 The New Academy prize is unlikely to exert the same heft as the Nobel, said Jake Reiss, founder of the Alabama Booksmith in Homewood, Ala., which sells only new hardbacks signed by the author. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "With No Nobel Prize in Literature This Year, Another Award Steps In," 1 Oct. 2018 However, how does a place full of hardbacks and CDs keep pace with the digital universe? Kim Komando, Fox News, "11 amazing perks you get from your local library you never knew before now," 25 Aug. 2018 Books prices are $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "The five things you need to know before you hit the road for July 4," 28 June 2018 There will also be a half-price sale that day on most books inside the bookstore — hardbacks will be $1 and paperbacks will be 50 cents. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Carlsbad Foundation gives 90K to fight homelessness," 25 June 2018

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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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