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[skool-boo k] /ˈskulˌbʊk/
a book for study in schools.
Origin of schoolbook
First recorded in 1735-45; school1 + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for school-book
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  • I think it superior to many that I have examined as a school-book.

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • This, though rough and incorrect, long remained a school-book.

  • But she had never seen the school-book, nor had he ever paid back a cent.

    Dave Porter and the Runaways Edward Stratemeyer
  • The highest praise which can be bestowed on a school-book is, that 'it is its own teacher.'

  • I opened the book; it was an English school-book treating on all the sciences.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • For a school-girl—which she virtually was—to weep over a school-book was strange.

    The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
  • Maria had a school-book in her hand, and Ida was embroidering.

    By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Of this the English version is as defective as our school-book account of the Revolution.

    A Straight Deal Owen Wister
  • They were your hereditary enemies—your school-book enemies, so to speak.

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • I should be loath to try such an experiment or deprive you of your child—but necessitous non habet legem, the school-book says.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
Word Origin and History for school-book

also schoolbook, 1745, from school (n.1) + book (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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