American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A book registering the pedigrees of thoroughbred animals, especially horses.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The genealogical register of a stud, especially of horses; a book giving the pedigree of noted or thoroughbred animals, especially horses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genealogical register of a particular breed or stud of horses, esp. thoroughbreds.
- n. official record of the pedigree of purebred animals especially horses
- stud + book (Wiktionary)
“I just noticed that the book many law professors call the "studbook" -- the book we get each year that lists and gives a brief bio of every American law professor -- is called the "Directory of Law Teachers," and therefore really ought to be called "the DOLT.”
“I got offered blank checks for her by QH breeders studbook was still open; she had no papers.”
“Test with NAVHDA, do obedience work w/ UKC you might have to do some footwork to gin up a registry and sit down with someone who manages a big cat studbook to figure out the genetics.”
“It has been suggested that a studbook be initiated for this species.”
“The Berlin Zoo was assigned by the IUCN in cooperation with the lUDZG to keep the guar studbook records.”
“It had been naïve to imagine that all it took to be a bloodstock agent was a thorough knowledge of horses, an intimate relationship with the studbook, hundreds of acquaintances in the racing industry, and a reasonable head for business.”
“International studbook keepers were historically zoo administrators with doctorates, working at bigger, more celebrated institutions -- not rubber-booted zookeepers tasked with feeding and cleaning up after animals.”
“Assigning the job is serious work; many studbook keepers hold onto their unpaid posts for decades.”
“She manages a studbook of 950 orangutans living at more than 200 institutions in 56 countries.”
“She has already proved to be a go-to source for staff members in those countries, said Lori Perkins, director of animal programs at Zoo Atlanta and former international orangutan studbook keeper.”
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