book·​mo·​bile | \ ˈbu̇k-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce bookmobile (audio) \

Definition of bookmobile

: a truck that serves as a traveling library

Examples of bookmobile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Me Kat star was particularly fond of the bookmobile's air conditioning, which his family didn't have at the time either. Abigail Adams,, 23 Oct. 2021 Once the new bookmobile hits the road, the Library District will fund ongoing operations. Steve Lord,, 27 Sep. 2021 To the Editor: Your recent feature on bookmobiles from the past might have led some readers to think that the bookmobile is long gone. New York Times, 8 Oct. 2021 The current bookmobile was put into service in 2003, and has more than 120,000 miles on it. Steve Lord,, 20 Aug. 2021 Heather Sturm, Library District neighborhood services director, said the new bookmobile would be greener too. Steve Lord,, 27 Sep. 2021 When parked, the bookmobile is also a Wi-Fi hotspot. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 6 Sep. 2021 Since then, online polls have led to a bookmobile named Booky McBookface, a ferry fleet named Ferry McFerryface and a snowplow fleet named Plowy McPlowface, among other examples. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Aug. 2021 Arlington ISD’s bookmobile will be giving away free books this summer to any student in pre-K through 12th grade. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 8 July 2021

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First Known Use of bookmobile

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Bookmobile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bookmobile

: a large vehicle that contains many library books and that goes to different places so that people can borrow the books


book·​mo·​bile | \ ˈbu̇k-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce bookmobile (audio) \

Kids Definition of bookmobile

: a truck with shelves of books that is a traveling library

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