a book held by a depositor in which a bank enters a record of deposits and withdrawals.

1705–15; bank2 + book Unabridged
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bankbook (ˈbæŋkˌbʊk)
Also called: passbook a book held by depositors at certain banks, in which the bank enters a record of deposits, withdrawals, and earned interest

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Example sentences
He would have had to be a bird of prey, a handsome hawk, to pry a bankbook from their fingers.
Be meticulous when balancing the bankbook but chill out when alone with your favorite companion.
Nevertheless, he never kept the bankbook which was crucially important and which would have been dispositive.
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