1. A course, open weave, starched cotton material,
sometimes napped on one side, and used in edition
binding for lining the spines of books. It is not
used in library and hand binding because it ais
too lightweight and flimsy. See also: SPINE LINING FABRIC .
2. A cloth pattern peculiar to the buckram grades
of book cloth. of a coarse, pebbled effect. (131 , 173 )