sketchbook

[skech-book]
noun
1.
Also, sketchpad. a book or pad of drawing paper for sketches.
2.
a book of literary sketches.
Also, sketch book.


Origin:
1810–20; sketch + book

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sketchbook (ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk)
 
n
1.  a book of plain paper containing sketches or for making sketches in
2.  a book of literary sketches

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Example sentences
Had she been in a more peaceful mood, she might have fetched her sketchbook and
  made notes about the shadows for painting later.
In this new book, which ought to be regarded as a kind of sketchbook, he is
  trying out alternatives to these conventions.
Sketchbook drawings reflect the couple's ever increasing intimacy.
Following the discussion, students write their own personal responses in their
  sketchbook journals.
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