guide·book | \ˈgīd-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of guidebook 

: handbook sense 1 especially : a book of information for travelers

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To get more wheels on the road (Michelin wheels, of course), the well-to-do brothers of Clermont-Ferrand published a guidebook of hotels and fuel stops in the French countryside in 1900. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 The first person with the right answer will get a Tribune Tower guidebook, and glory. Mary Wisniewski,, "Elon Musk plans to develop an express train to O'Hare. But why can't the Blue Line be improved?," 18 June 2018 In the early weeks of January 1942, relying on an old World’s Fair guidebook to find his way, Reinhard Hardegen brought his German U-boat near the mouth of New York Harbor. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Reinhard Hardegen, U-boat commander who menaced American shores, dies at 105," 18 June 2018 For the fourth consecutive year, Woodbury University was named a College of Distinction by the educational website and guidebook that shares the name. Andrew J. Campa,, "Woodbury again named College of Distinction," 10 July 2018 Travel into outlying areas beyond the day-trippers’ shortlist found in guidebooks is regulated and equipment like quality kayaks is scarce. New York Times, "Want to See the Wild Side of Cuba? Try a Kayak," 16 May 2018 In June, Greg Orton, a climbing guidebook author and retired soil scientist, completed a draft scientific literature review and management guide for peregrines. Ula Chrobak, Outside Online, "We're Overprotecting Birds at the Expense of Climbers," 12 July 2018 Each page of his swimming hole guidebooks is designed to be torn out and taken with you on the trail. Lauren Steele, WSJ, "America’s Best Secluded Swimming Holes—and How to Find Them," 20 June 2018 With Moffitt as editor and Whittle as publisher, Esquire was reborn—a slick, knowing guidebook, plump with ads, for young climbers in the Bright Lights, Big City era. Sam Tanenhaus, Town & Country, "Can Chris Whittle Launch a Truly Global School?," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of guidebook

1814, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of guidebook

: a book of information for travelers


guide·book | \ˈgīd-ˌbu̇k \

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: a book of information for travelers

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