telephone booktelephone book
a book in which are listed alphabetically the names of persons, businesses, etc. having telephones in a specified area, along with their addresses and telephone numbers
also telephone directory
A directory of the names of telephone subscribers with their telephone numbers and often their addresses.
(plural telephone books)
- A printed telephone directory.
- Because they are generally quite thick, old telephone books are sometimes used in informal tests of a weapon's cutting ability.