hardback definition

  • adjective:
    • Hardcover.
    • Having a great binding.
    • Having rigid front and straight back covers, usually panels covered with report, cloth, or leather-based; -- of books. Compared with softcover and paperback.
    • having a hard back or address
  • noun:
    • a novel with an excellent binding.
    • A book with cardboard or cloth or fabric covers; a hardcover guide. Compare paperback.
    • Any seafood of this genus Callichthys; any catfish for the family Loricariidæ, based in the fresh seas of South America.
    • within the Brit western Indies and British Guiana, any large beetle, particularly among the bigger Scarabæidæ.
    • a novel with cardboard or cloth or fabric covers

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