hard·​cov·​er | \ ˈhärd-ˈkə-vər How to pronounce hardcover (audio) \

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

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Other Words from hardcover

hardcover noun

Examples of hardcover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This commemorative, hardcover coffee table book captures Indiana's unique love affair with the game in hundreds of historic photographs featured on its 232 pages. Indystar Sports, Indianapolis Star, "Looking for a unique Father's Day gift? Check out IndyStar's high school basketball book," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of hardcover

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hardcover was in 1939

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“Hardcover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardcover. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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