A folder or small book containing preprinted paper instruments issued to checking account holders and used to pay for goods or services. A checkbook contains sequentially numbered checks that account holders can use as a bill of exchange. The checks are usually preprinted with the account holder's name, address and other identifying information. In addition, each check will also include the bank's routing number, the account number and the check number.

A checkbook is comprised of a series of checks that can be used to make purchases, pay bills, etc. With the advent of online commerce and banking, more people are making purchases and paying bills online, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for paper checkbooks. Checkbooks include a set quantity of numbered checks, and, in addition, usually contain some type of register in which users can keep track of check details and balance account statements

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  • checkbook — ☆ checkbook [chek′book΄ ] n. a book containing detachable forms for writing checks on a bank …   English World dictionary

  • checkbook — n. to reconcile a checkbook with (a bank statement) * * * [ tʃekbʊk] to reconcile a checkbook with (a bank statement) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • checkbook — noun Checkbook is used before these nouns: ↑diplomacy, ↑journalism …   Collocations dictionary

  • checkbook — noun Date: circa 1846 a book containing blank checks to be drawn on a bank …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • checkbook — /chek book /, n. a book containing blank checks or orders on a bank. [1770 80, Amer.; CHECK1 + BOOK] * * * …   Universalium

  • checkbook — Synonyms and related words: CD, IOU, MO, acceptance, acceptance bill, bank acceptance, bank check, bill, bill of draft, bill of exchange, blank check, certificate, certificate of deposit, certified check, check, cheque, commercial paper,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • checkbook — check|book [ˈtʃekbuk] n the American spelling of ↑chequebook …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • checkbook — check|book [ tʃek,buk ] noun count AMERICAN a small book of printed pieces of paper that you can sign and use instead of money to pay for things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • checkbook — [[t]tʃe̱kbʊk[/t]] see cheque book …   English dictionary

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