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telephone book

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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of telephone book

First recorded in 1910–15
Also called telephone directory.
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Examples from the Web for telephone book

Historical Examples

  • Then she went to the telephone-book and searched for the number of Gilder's house.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • She took the telephone-book, found and memorised the address and turned to Harris.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • 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