Definition of quarter binding in English:

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quarter binding

Pronunciation: /ˈkwôrdər ˈbīndiNG/

noun

A type of bookbinding in which the spine is covered in one material (usually leather) and the rest of the cover in another.
Example sentences
  • The process of quarter binding a book is more akin to paperback binding than traditional case binding.
  • This printing features the light grey quarter leather binding, with gilded labyrinth design by Jeff Clements.
  • They would not have had a dust jacket but would be bound in leather or clothe in styles known as full binding, half binding or quarter binding.

Derivatives

quarter-bound

adjective
Example sentences
  • These copies are quarter bound in leather with a gilt spine and housed in a slip-case.
  • The book is quarter-bound in red with grey board that has stamped into it in red and gold foil Tolkien's Ring and Eye of Sauron symbol.
  • It was quarter-bound in a traditional style: a cream canvas spine with a leather spine-label and grey paper-covered sides.

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Syllabification: quar·ter bind·ing

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