school·book | \ˈskül-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of schoolbook 

: a school textbook

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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 Timbuk2 is running a sale on Amazon right now, the perfect messenger bags and backpacks for carrying everything from schoolbooks to laptops. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "It's Time To Get a Better Bag," 15 Dec. 2017 Darinda Yoder told the Missoulian residents were able retrieve schoolbooks and desks. CBS News, "Wildfires merge into 32,000-acre blaze near Portland, Oregon," 6 Sep. 2017 In the meantime, kids still primarily carried their schoolbooks in their hands. Elizabeth Wellington,, "Why we are all carrying backpacks nowadays," 24 Aug. 2017 Zuma, the son of a domestic worker, did not go to school as a boy but tried to teach himself using other children’s schoolbooks. Robyn Dixon,, "South Africa's president has survived a rape trial, corruption charges and many bids to oust him," 29 May 2017

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1634, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolbook

: a book that is used in schools


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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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