from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An establishment where books are bound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place where books are bound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bookbinder's shop; a place or establishment for binding books.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A building where books are assembled and bound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a bookbinder's workshop; a place for binding books


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