Adjective "hardbound" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈhɑːdbaʊnd/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Suffering from constipation.
    Of a book: bound in stiff covers; hardbacked. Compare paperboundrare before 20th cent. and now chiefly US.

      Definitions

      1. (of a book) bound with a stiff cover, usually of cloth or leather; casebound.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "volumes can be hardbound."

      "textbooks can be hardbound."

      "histories can be hardbound."

      Origin

      Late 16th century; earliest use found in Peter Levens (fl. 1552–1587), lexicographer. From hard + bound.