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Bae·de·ker

 (bā′dĭ-kər)
n.
A guidebook to countries or a country.

[After the guidebooks published by Karl Baedeker.]
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Baedeker

(ˈbeɪdɪkə)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) any of a series of travel guidebooks issued by the German publisher Karl Baedeker (1801–59) or his firm
2. (Journalism & Publishing) any guidebook
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Bae•de•ker

(ˈbeɪ dɪ kər)

n.
1. any of the series of guidebooks for travelers issued by the German publisher Karl Baedeker, 1801–59, and his successors.
2. any guidebook for travelers.
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Noun1.Baedeker - German publisher of a series of travel guidebooks (1801-1859)
2.Baedeker - any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German firm founded by Karl Baedekerbaedeker - any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German firm founded by Karl Baedeker
travel guidebook, itinerary - a guidebook for travelers
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References in classic literature ?
When Baedeker's guide-books mention a thing and put
Taking up Baedeker's Handbook to Northern Italy, she committed to memory the most important dates of Florentine History.
Baedeker's Das Generalgouvernement |1943] drew the reader's attention to evidence of German cultural influence throughout the so-called Vistula space along with the paucity of ethnic Germans (2, 13).
The pages of Thoby's Greek-English Lexicon are tattered (Figure 6), but it is Woolf's copy of Baedeker's Northern France (1899) that contains a dry leaf, now in an envelope that accompanies the volume, that Woolf may have encountered as she plotted Jacob's travels in Paris (Figure 7).
When annotating a letter that discusses Whitney's visits to Italian monuments, for instance, a student might link to relevant sections of the online version of a guidebook of that era, such as Karl Baedeker's Handbook for Travelers, or perhaps enrich the entry with an archival photograph.
After the war, Baedeker's popularity was diminished by British travel guides.
Another case brims with Baedeker's travel guides, popular with tourists of the early 1900s.
Forster's A Room with a View seen as a type of dialogic and semi-comic "rescripting" of Baedeker's Northern Italy.