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or sketch book

[skech-boo k] /ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk/
Also, sketchpad. a book or pad of drawing paper for sketches.
a book of literary sketches.
Origin of sketchbook
First recorded in 1810-20; sketch + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It has a picturesque situation, and some buildings that claim a place in the sketchbook.

  • Mr. Rowland dropped his sketchbook, took off his hat, and stood as if in worship.

  • It was a leaf from Miss Mannersley's sketchbook, the one on which she had been sketching.

    Selected Stories Bret Harte
  • He handed me a note written in pencil on a leaf from Miss Mannersley's sketchbook.

    Selected Stories Bret Harte
  • A very useful article to carry paper, or a sketchbook, or to press leaves and flowers and convey them home.

    A Manual of Wood Carving Charles G. Leland
British Dictionary definitions for sketchbook


a book of plain paper containing sketches or for making sketches in
a book of literary sketches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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