Definition of term:: Spine


  • The part of the book that faces you when it is properly shelved on a bookshelf.
Danish: Ryg
Dutch: Rug
French: Dos
German: Rücken
Italian: Dorso
Spanish: Lomo, lomera
Swedish: Rygg
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
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