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[chek-boo k] /ˈtʃɛkˌbʊk/
a book containing blank checks or orders on a bank.
Origin of checkbook
An Americanism dating back to 1770-80; check1 + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Jack went into his pocket for a checkbook and a fountain pen.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • You must have your own checkbook and get used to keeping accounts.

    A Black Adonis

    Linn Boyd Porter
  • But, my dear child, you had plenty of money of your own in the bank, and your own checkbook.

    Old Mole Gilbert Cannan
  • Then the little man, with a groan, pulled out his checkbook.

  • "I'm satisfied," Wolfson said finally, and drew a checkbook from his waistcoat-pocket.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass

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