three-quar·​ter-bound ˈthrē-ˈk(w)ȯ(r)-tər-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce three-quarter-bound (audio)
of a book
: bound like a half-bound book but having the material on the spine extended to cover about one third of the boards
three-quarter binding noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of three-quarter-bound was circa 1951

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“Three-quarter-bound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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