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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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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"
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Translations

dust jacket

dust cover n (of book) → sopraccoperta, copertina
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Caroline Hammel's charmingly offbeat characterizations perfectly capture Cyr's mix of Victorian Era immigrant and circus strongman, and a bonus dust jacket doubles as a poster complete with timeline and photographs.
Married means that a dust jacket from one copy of a book has been paired with another copy, one it was not issued with.
The use of different typography and signage is a great hook to entice the younger reader and is truly showcased in the treasure trove of posters hidden beneath the dust jacket. Though McLaren eschews the bright colours of the circus, the effect of her muted palette is that of a big soft hug.
With most books, the dust jacket as a quasi-protective device: not so with Gift: a delicate stained glass rendition of a butterfly is banded by black felt, and is unique and lovely enough to make purchase of the book with its jacket not an option, but a requirement.
The inside of the dust jacket also has cut-out patterns for a simple "make your own floppy" sewing project!
a time when he faded, like a dust jacket in the sun, like a frequency
Lispector's face gazed out at us from the dust jacket, a wounding presence that claimed the room and everything in it as her own.
The dust jacket touts Mortimer as one of the foremost experts on World War II special operations; but this book contains no detailed discussion of the recruitment, selection, training, tactics or mission of Unit Galahad.
(3) As with the English copyright issue of the American sheets, the First English Edition of From Death to Morning was bound in black cloth, and its dust jacket differs from the American edition.