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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
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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.

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  • American officers, American physicians and the members of the draft board were already in session in a certain town.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for draft board

draft board

(US) a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service
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