dust jacket

dust jacket
noun
a paper jacket for a book; a jacket on which promotional information is usually printed
Syn: ↑book jacket, ↑dust cover, ↑dust wrapper
Hypernyms: ↑jacket

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noun, pl ⋯ -ets [count]
: a paper cover that protects a book and can be removed

The dust jacket was torn.

called also dust cover, jacket

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ˈdust jacket [dust jacket dust jackets] (also ˈdust cover) noun
a paper cover on a book that protects it but that can be removed
See also:dust cover

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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