Meaning of hardcover

hard•cov•er

Pronunciation: (härd'kuv'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a book bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: Hardcovers are more durable than paperbacks.
—adj.
  1. bound in cloth, leather, or the like, over stiff material: a hardcover series.
  2. noting or pertaining to hardcover books:Cf. paperback. hardcover sales.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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