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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.
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dust jacket

or

dust cover

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

dust jacket

dust cover n (of book) → sopraccoperta, copertina
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A grey twilight was struggling now through the high, dust-covered windows.
(19), you will reap sitting, grasping a thin crop in your hand, binding the sheaves awry, dust-covered, not glad at all; so you will bring all home in a basket and not many will admire you.
Riding along on the train, near to the line between California and Oregon, he chanced to look out of the window and saw his unsociable guest sliding along the wagon road, brown and wolfish, tired yet tireless, dust-covered and soiled with two hundred miles of travel.
Every two weeks a dust-covered trooper would trot his jaded mount into the post and deliver a bulging sack of mail at headquarters.
I touched their dust-covered faces with my finger, but Dagobert was deader than the sixteen centuries that have passed over him, Clovis slept well after his labor for Christ, and old Charlemagne went on dreaming of his paladins, of bloody Roncesvalles, and gave no heed to me.
The odour of dust-covered eternities did I breathe: sultry and dust- covered lay my soul.
Directly they were in a mass of dust-covered troops, and were trudging along in a way parallel to the enemy's lines as these had been defined by the previous turmoil.
And while he was dancing about in pain and muttering a dust-covered oath, the other's staff came swinging through the cloud at one side--zip!--and struck him under the arm.
Divided into eight chapters, this book with its beautiful dust-cover jacket presents the work of ten historians of science who examine the subject from various perspectives, ranging from problems of historiography to contemporary attitudes and practices in astrology and alchemy.
Unlike Marcy, who kept her dust-covered clothes, Ed quickly cleaned his to rid them of the horrific debris.
The emblem is estimated at 40,000 dollars to 60,000 dollars, while other prized items at the auction include a Mercury program spacesuit from about 1960, several American flags carried into space, and moon dust-covered gear worn by astronauts during the Apollo 12 mission.
"We estimate a total of 200,000 people from local villages and the major cities turned up," a dust-covered Habib-ur-Rehman Gilani, the TDCP managing director, told media.