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draft board

a board of civilians charged with registering, classifying, and selecting persons for U.S. military service.
Origin of draft board
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • But the Secret Service men knew every detail of what had taken place, and all the facts were in the hands of the draft board.

  • I had been called by Uncle Sam, had my physical and reported to the draft board.

  • So when answering a summons which was not to be disregarded Jeff appeared before the draft board he was not noticeably happy.

    Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb
  • American officers, American physicians and the members of the draft board were already in session in a certain town.

British Dictionary definitions for draft board

draft board

(US) a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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