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Reback (third-person singular simple present Rebacks, present participle Rebacking, simple past and past participle Rebacked)

  1. A type of book repair (or conservation treatment) that replaces the original covering material over the spine with new material. A book can be rebacked with leather, cloth, or paper, depending on the original material being replaced.
Photo of rebacked books. Photograph by Suzy Morgan.

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  1. Macchi, Federico, Livio Macchi, Milena Alessi, Michel Wittock, and Piccarda Quilici. Dizionario Illustrato Della Legatura. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2002. Print.