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dust jacket

n.
1. A removable paper cover used to protect the binding of a book. Also called dust cover.
2. A cardboard sleeve in which a phonograph record is packaged.

dust jacket

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dust cover

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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a removable paper cover used to protect a bound book. Also called: book jacket or jacket

jack•et

(ˈdʒæk ɪt)
n.
1. a short coat, in any of various forms, usu. opening down the front.
2. a garmentlike article designed to be placed around the body for some use other than as clothing. Compare life jacket, straitjacket.
3. a protective outer covering.
4. the skin of a potato, esp. when it has been cooked.
5. a removable paper cover for protecting the binding of a book, usu. bearing the title and author's name.
6. an envelope, holder, or cover of cardboard or paper, as for a phonograph record or a document.
7. a metal casing, as the steel covering around the barrel of a gun or the core of a bullet.
v.t.
8. to put a jacket on.
[1425–75; jaket < Middle French ja(c)quet=jaque(s) jacket, short, plain upper garment, probably after jacques peasant (see Jacquerie) + -et -et]
jack′et•ed, adj.
jack′et•less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dust jacket - a paper jacket for a book; a jacket on which promotional information is usually printed
jacket - an outer wrapping or casing; "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"
Translations

dust jacket

dust cover n (of book) → sopraccoperta, copertina
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