Definition of schoolbook in US English:

schoolbook

noun

  • A textbook used in a school.

    • ‘Barbara is sitting on a couch, looking over some schoolbooks.’
    • ‘Father brought home schoolbooks today for each of us.’
    • ‘Are backpacks the best way to carry schoolbooks?’
    • ‘Quickly stowing the teddy bear under her bed (it enraged her father to see it), she grabbed one of her schoolbooks and pretended to be reading about biology.’
    • ‘Your mum might have thrown out all your schoolbooks, so you keep everything.’
    • ‘A glance at the stack of schoolbooks on her desk reminded Lee that she had a class this morning, and Lee inwardly cursed her erratic course schedule.’
    • ‘I found the closet-type thing where my uniforms were stored, the drawer with schoolbooks, and a small computer.’
    • ‘She walked to her room to put up her schoolbooks, noting that if she did not get to work on a new assignment soon, she would be swamped with other work before she could get to it.’
    • ‘He put down her schoolbooks carefully, in a neat stack.’
    • ‘Going over to his desk, he stuffed the sheets of last night's homework in his book bag along with his schoolbooks and put one of the straps over his shoulder.’
    • ‘He helps buy schoolbooks and uniforms, takes children on field trips and even lectures them on the importance of adhering to their school's dress code.’
    • ‘Whatever is to be filmed - from pamphlets to schoolbooks to broadsides - is positioned carefully in a large, jointed cradle under a wide pane of glass.’
    • ‘All of them received schoolbooks, notebooks and other accessories every year, during the month of June, before the commencement of new academic year.’
    • ‘I grabbed my schoolbooks and ran down the hallway to the exit.’
    • ‘He knows battle only through schoolbooks and soldiers' stories, and fears the possible ridicule of his peers, should he be deemed a coward by running from battle.’
    • ‘There were only schoolbooks, classes, day trips, and his friends.’
    • ‘Palmer advises parents to lay in a good supply of schoolbooks.’
    • ‘Added to his mortgage, he was forced to seek a loan from his credit union all in a desperate effort last year to purchase his children's much-needed schoolbooks.’
    • ‘Even if the protest over schoolbooks proves momentary, stress between the two countries will likely continue across a range of fault lines.’
    • ‘In addition, he had married Vanessa two years ago, back when he could scarcely afford his schoolbooks let alone the engagement ring she had been sniping about since they were high school sweethearts.’

Pronunciation

schoolbook

/ˈsko͞olbo͝ok//ˈskulbʊk/