slip·​case | \ ˈslip-ˌkās How to pronounce slipcase (audio) \

Definition of slipcase

: a protective container for books or magazines that has one open end

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slipcased \ ˈslip-​ˌkāst How to pronounce slipcased (audio) \ adjective

Examples of slipcase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the editions is a slipcase version designed for parents who get their child’s teachers to write in it, from kindergarten through high school, and then present it as a keepsake. cleveland, "Oh, the Places It’s Gone: Dr. Seuss book turns 30 amid coronavirus pandemic," 18 May 2020 Each slipcase holds a full year (20 issues) of The New York Review. The Reader's Catalog, "New York Review Slipcase," 17 June 2019 The second: a trade edition without the slipcase or portfolio. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Grammy Museum Spotlights Photographer Bruce Talamon in New Soul, R&B and Funk Exhibit," 29 June 2018 Now that the Library of America has issued her complete fiction in two volumes, all the evidence is in one slipcase. Melissa H. Pierson, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Mary McCarthy: The Complete Fiction' may startle you," 21 Aug. 2017 The book is 176 pages and comes in a nice slipcase to protect the contents inside, which is helpful because there are roughly a half dozen sleeves throughout the book that hold everything from miniature movie posters to blueprints of the Nostromo. Dave Banks, WIRED, "You Won’t Need Mother in Order to Decipher Alien Vault," 20 Dec. 2011

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First Known Use of slipcase

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slipcase was circa 1925

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“Slipcase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of slipcase

: a hard protective box for books or magazines that is open at one end

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