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

Definition of slipcase

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

Other Words from slipcase

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

Examples of slipcase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the slipcase is off, the book cover is revealed to be a pale blue, reminiscent of the shade Lauder famously chose for her jars and bottles. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Nov. 2021 Return Of The Crawling Chaos Chaosium updated Masks of Nyarlathotep in 2018 with a slipcase edition that split the book into two pieces. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Double album of unreleased demos and outtakes found after the wry troubadour’s 2003 death, packaged with a 20-page book and hardbound slipcase, gets its vinyl debut. Matt Wake |, al, 9 June 2021 MagSafe is embedded in Apple's iPhone silicone and leather cases, as well as a new wallet, and a slipcase protector. Dan Patterson, CBS News, 20 Nov. 2020 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, 18 May 2020 The second: a trade edition without the slipcase or portfolio. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 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, 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, 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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11 Nov 2021

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“Slipcase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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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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