- British (sometimes capitals) a government publication bound in red, esp the Treasury's annual forecast of revenue, expenditure, growth, and inflation
Examples from the Web for red book
Of late it has been ordained by the Red-book that commands may be conveyed by gesture.
There were many in high life whose names and addresses she had obtained from the Red-book; but to them she dared not apply.Newton Forster
Captain Frederick Marryat
All the national roads are numbered, and your red-book map shows these numbers—the chances of mistake being thus further lessened.
We pulled up in front of the Hôtel d'Europe, one of the least extravagant of the red-book hostelries, and I went in.