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or sketch book

[skech-boo k]
  1. Also sketchpad. a book or pad of drawing paper for sketches.
  2. a book of literary sketches.
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Origin of sketchbook

First recorded in 1810–20; sketch + book
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Examples from the Web for sketchbook

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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.

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

  • 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


  1. a book of plain paper containing sketches or for making sketches in
  2. a book of literary sketches
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