- a book, directory, or the like, usually containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers in a city or other area, together with their addresses and telephone numbers.
Origin of telephone book
First recorded in 1910–15
Also called telephone directory.
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Examples from the Web for telephone book
Then she went to the telephone-book and searched for the number of Gilder's house.Within the Law
She took the telephone-book, found and memorised the address and turned to Harris.The Paliser case
She entered a drug store a block from the bank and looked in the telephone-book.Find the Woman
Arthur Somers Roche
The name was the first one that my eye lit upon in the telephone-book.The Mystery of Mary
Grace Livingston Hill
It was with a sense of relief that Don found the name of Barton & Saltonstall still in the telephone-book.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett