Bolt

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English

noun

Bolt (plural Bolts)

  1. "The folded edge at the head, tail, or fore edge of a section of an unopened book. Depending on location, it is known as a head bolt, tail bolt, or fore edge bolt. Bolts are generally located at the head and fore edge, but cannot be located at all three edges in any one section."[1]
    Antonym: spine fold"The folded edge opposite the fore edge is not a "bolt," but a spine fold"[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.