hardcover

adjective hard·cov·er \ ˈhärd-ˈkə-vər \

Definition of hardcover

1 : having rigid boards on the sides covered in cloth or paper
  • hardcover books
2 : of or relating to hardcover books
  • hardcover sales

hardcover

noun

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1939

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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