a book containing blank checks or orders on a bank.

1770–80, Americanism; check1 + book Unabridged
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chequebook or (US) checkbook (ˈtʃɛkˌbʊk)
a book containing detachable blank cheques and issued by a bank or building society to holders of cheque accounts
checkbook or (US) checkbook

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Example sentences
Unlike balancing a checkbook, reconciling the greenhouse gas budget is
  extraordinarily complex.
She took out her checkbook and began to scribble a check.
Tim dug his checkbook from the desk drawer and wrote a hot check.
If he wants to give money to those less fortunate, he needs to use his
  checkbook, not mine.
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