hardback


noun, adjective

  1. hardcover.

noun

  1. a book or edition with covers of cloth, cardboard, or leatherCompare paperback

adjective

  1. Also: casebound (ˈkeɪsˌbaʊnd), hardbound (ˈhɑːdˌbaʊnd), hardcover (ˈhɑːdˌkʌvə) of or denoting a hardback or the publication of hardbacks
n.

“type of book bound in stiff boards,” 1954, from hard + back (n.).

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