Definition of exercise book in US English:

exercise book


North American
  • A book containing printed exercises for the use of students.

    • ‘All exercises are done in the classroom itself so that children are relaxed at home and need not carry satchels stuffed with heavy loads of textbooks and exercise books.’
    • ‘He sat on the corner of his desk and smiled at the girl in the front row who was staring at him in befuddlement and seemingly observing his every move whilst her pencil moved over her exercise book.’
    • ‘Not bothering to change out of my pajamas, I traipsed downstairs and into the sunroom where I found Taur flicking through his math exercise book.’
    • ‘Also on the counter is a dictionary and a monster exercise book buffed brown, rusting staples losing grip against a stuffing of clippings, brochures and postcards.’
    • ‘He had an exercise book on his left knee, and a Maths Methods textbook on his right knee.’
    • ‘Of course, it was really a distinction between exercise books, text books and the like and anything you might read without being forced to.’
    • ‘So naturally I turn to doodling in my exercise book for the next half hour of my biology lesson.’
    • ‘The work concludes with a kind of exercise book on paradoxical and otherwise puzzling propositions, showing how they can be resolved using the techniques of the previous eight treatises.’


exercise book

/ˈeksərˌsīz ˌbo͝ok//ˈɛksərˌsaɪz ˌbʊk/