check·​book | \ ˈchek-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce checkbook (audio) \

Definition of checkbook

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

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From there, the Clippers’ front office, primarily president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank and GM Michael Winger, brought it home, as owner Steve Ballmer windmilled them around from the coach’s box, checkbook in hand. Jack Mccallum,, "A Clippers Summer: How L.A.’s ‘Other’ Team Stole the NBA Offseason," 9 July 2019 An iPad, $1,000 in cash, a speaker, a checkbook, sunglasses which cost $155, and a duffel bag with clothes inside were reported missing. Kimberly Fornek,, "Hinsdale police blotter: Tire slashed on vehicle in apartment complex parking lot," 19 June 2019 He was known for stealing rings, cash, credit cards and checkbooks. Kynala Phillips, Essence, "Longtime Scammer Broke Hearts And Drained Bank Accounts," 17 June 2019 And the house was in move-in condition, including central air conditioning, which allowed them to concentrate their attention and checkbook on furnishings in keeping with the period. Paul Jablow,, "An Arts and Crafts home with the ‘wow’ factor in Wyncote," 4 June 2019 That's not something that tilts in Washington's favor at a time when China has been opening its checkbook wide. Brad Lendon And Ivan Watson, CNN, "As US and China spar, the rest of Asia risks being stuck in the middle," 4 June 2019 One financial analyst recalled working with a treasurer who was dyslexic and another who had trouble balancing his own checkbook. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Embezzlement plagues union offices around U.S., records show," 7 Jan. 2018 Now, he's placed it on the market for $3.8 million, but won't sell to just anyone with a checkbook. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Tired of Your One-Bedroom? You Can Own This Entire Town For Less Than A U.S. Home," 17 May 2019 Amid fears that Carige could collapse without fresh funding or capital, wiping out its shares and bonds and hitting many Italian savers, the government quickly got its checkbook out and offered help. Giovanni Legorano, WSJ, "Pledges Made by Italy’s Populist Government Come Up Against Economic Reality," 8 Jan. 2019

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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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