schoolbook

noun

school·​book ˈskül-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce schoolbook (audio)
: a school textbook

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The building was used for storing schoolbooks, supplies and district records, and became known as the Roosevelt Park Warehouse. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 25 Apr. 2023 Raised by her grandmother in rural Tanzania, Mercy Esther and her siblings were born into poverty, sometimes without money for food, let alone schoolbooks. Lisa Cohen, CNN, 18 Mar. 2023 The evidence of his determination is provided by the acres of vacant classroom and school library bookshelves in his state, ransacked to eradicate woke artifacts in schoolbooks. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2023 From the age of 10, President R. Scott Stephenson of the Museum of the American Revolution had seen pictures of an old group of Revolutionary War pistols in a schoolbook from the 1960s. Matthew Korfhage, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2023 Florida has been at the forefront of the schoolbook wars. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2023 Dueling library gumshoes are throwing the schoolbook at prominent candidates and often trumpeting the investigations on social media or at news conferences.. Joyu Wang, WSJ, 25 Nov. 2022 And that manuscript—lost for years and only recently rediscovered inside a 19th-century schoolbook—just sold for $1.25 million, Barrons’ Josh Nathan-Kazis reports. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Apr. 2022 Chanty’s schoolbook and her purse were also found in the same area. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schoolbook was in 1634

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“Schoolbook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schoolbook. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

schoolbook

noun
school·​book ˈskül-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce schoolbook (audio)
: a school textbook

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