school·​book | \ ˈskül-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce schoolbook (audio) \

Definition of schoolbook

: a school textbook

Examples of schoolbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marguerite Culley, a practical nurse, and Elizabeth Beatty, a retired secretary, began making deliveries of food, medicine and schoolbooks to the sick. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "A century before coronavirus, Arizona was a haven for people fleeing another fearsome disease," 11 May 2020 Brought to the United States as slaves, freed by Abraham Lincoln, oppressed under Jim Crow—in schoolbook constructions, blacks are the supporting players in America’s ultimate redemption arc. Victor Luckerson, The New Yorker, "The Great Achievement of “Watchmen” Is in Showing How Black Americans Shape History," 13 Dec. 2019 They were mixed in together with other schoolbooks and papers like camouflage. New York Times, "The Schoolteacher and the Genocide," 8 Aug. 2019 Many things in Macedonia will have to change, from passports to government letterhead to schoolbooks. Konstantin Testorides, The Seattle Times, "Macedonia’s name change – what does the country have to do?," 28 Jan. 2019 In early May a Dayton mine manager and a local druggist (the latter also part-time chairman of the schoolbook committee) met with John Scopes, a young high school science teacher, to discuss resistance. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Dems face big loss, big opportunity with Kavanaugh," 10 July 2018 The tale, lauding the First Lady’s quick thinking in a moment of crisis, eventually found its way into American folklore through schoolbooks, monographs, and artwork. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, "Canada didn’t burn the White House. And Dolley Madison needs a fact check, too.," 7 June 2018 And thanks to the size of the Texas schoolbook market, the state board of education has a disproportionate influence on the textbooks used in American schools. Kevin O’kelly, The Christian Science Monitor, "'God Save Texas' is Lawrence Wright’s affectionate, eye-opening, slightly rueful love letter to his native state," 19 Apr. 2018 In addition to marketing iPads to schools, the company sells digital schoolbooks through its iBooks platform, and offers education software like its Classroom app and the Swift Playgrounds teaching tool for budding coders. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Apple Adds Pencil Support to Cheapest iPads, Debuts New Education Software," 27 Mar. 2018

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1634, in the meaning defined above

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“Schoolbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolbook

: a book that is used in schools


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