Definition of half binding in English:

half binding


mass noun
  • A type of bookbinding in which the spine and corners are bound in one material (typically leather) and the rest of the cover in another.

    • ‘The ‘pull’ of a half binding does not warp the cover, therefore the doublure is generally sufficient to control the board.’
    • ‘The material extends almost to the corners on the sides, i.e., much more than in the case of a half binding.’
    • ‘We offer full cloth as well as quarter and half binding in leather and cloth.’
    • ‘Full leather is much more expensive than half binding, though not doubly so.’