check·​book | \ˈchek-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of checkbook 

: a book containing blank checks to be drawn on a bank

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The threat of losing important contributors rarely prompts Belichick & Co. to open the checkbook. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Is 'The Patriot Way' about to get in the Patriots' way as key players depart?," 14 Mar. 2018 Vehicle theft 2200 block of Northwest Fourth Avenue in Wilton Manors, June 16, 4:13 p.m. Someone broke into his vehicle and stole five credit cards, a debit card, checkbook and his driver’s license. Dan White,, "Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park area crime reports," 11 July 2018 In the 1300 block of Jackson Avenue, a resident reported a checkbook and parking permits were taken from an unlocked car. Steve Schering,, "7 car burglaries reported in 2 days in River Forest, police say," 6 July 2018 But SoftBank, with its huge $100 billion checkbook, could help Opendoor expand to even more as soon as later this year. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "The home-flipping startup Opendoor requires a lot of money. It now has $325 million more. And SoftBank could come next.," 13 June 2018 Police say the pair also used the patients’ checkbook to buy groceries and thousands of dollars worth of furniture. David Owens,, "Hartford Women Charged With Stealing Identities, Money Of Elderly Home Healthcare Patients," 5 June 2018 Issue One, a nonprofit ensconced in an office on lobbyists’ row on K Street, is fighting for campaign-finance reforms and pushing legislation that would limit the influence of lobbyists by reining in their checkbooks. Steven Brill, Time, "How Baby Boomers Broke America," 17 May 2018 And every dollar that goes to defending Nelson from Scott's personal checkbook is a dollar not spent on some other race -- whether on one of Nelson's Democratic colleagues or on a potential takeover chance. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Why Rick Scott's Senate candidacy is very, very good news for Republicans," 9 Apr. 2018 This time around, McCarron is on his way to unrestricted free agency and the Bengals, an organization not exactly known for opening up their checkbook, stand to lose him, possibly to their AFC North rivals up I-71., "The Bengals would miss AJ McCarron if he leaves and 6 other things we learned on Wednesday at the NFL combine," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of checkbook

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of checkbook was circa 1846

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English Language Learners Definition of checkbook

: a book containing checks for use with a checking account

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