telephone book

noun

Definition of telephone book

: a book listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of telephone customers

Examples of telephone book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The staff compiled a list of 10 million people from telephone books, subscriber lists from many different periodicals, association and club membership rosters and other sources. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Surveys are harder, more complicated than people think," 25 Aug. 2019 His plans for each mission were thicker than the New York telephone books of those days. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Christopher Kraft, NASA’s Face and Voice of Mission Control, Dies at 95," 22 July 2019 Mail, envelopes, home/office/school paper, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, telephone books and mixed paper. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "West University Place seeks new recycling option for residents," 6 June 2019 Mixed paper, which covers junk mail, magazines, telephone books and more, poses a particular problem. Author: David Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Cities scramble to rewrite rules on recycling after China restricts ‘foreign garbage’," 3 July 2018 People can peruse telephone books from 1933 or scour old cookbooks. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "A quiet place to meet old La Porte," 10 July 2018 The suspects were subjected to mock executions and electric shock and beaten with telephone books as their interrogators flung racial epithets at them. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Judge orders release of accused Chicago cop killer while he awaits new trial," 22 June 2018 Lockers are as necessary for them as a telephone book. Author: Joe Heim, Anchorage Daily News, "Schools and lockers are no longer right combination for students," 25 Jan. 2018 Lockers are as necessary for them as a telephone book. Author: Joe Heim, Anchorage Daily News, "Schools and lockers are no longer right combination for students," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of telephone book

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telephone book was in 1883

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