[ stuhd-book ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby studbook Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use studbook in a sentence

  • For years he has kept the foxhound studbook, and is the final source of information on all disputed points relating to this breed.

    Taxidermy | Leon Luther Pray
  • 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


/ (ˈstʌdˌbʊk) /

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

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