[stuhd-boo k]


a genealogical register of a stud or studs; a book giving the pedigree of animals, especially horses.

Origin of studbook

First recorded in 1795–1805; stud2 + book Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for studbook

Historical Examples of studbook

  • Instinctive, inbred, unconscious, and unregistered in any studbook of Burke or Gotha–but quality.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

British Dictionary definitions for studbook



a written record of the pedigree of a purebred stock, esp of racehorses
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