quarter-bound

adjective

quar·​ter-bound ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce quarter-bound (audio)
of a book
: bound in material of two qualities with the material of better quality on the spine only
quarter binding noun

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quarter-bound was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Quarter-bound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarter-bound. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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