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[skawr-bawrd, skohr-bohrd] /ˈskɔrˌbɔrd, ˈskoʊrˌboʊrd/
a large, usually rectangular board in a ballpark, sports arena, or the like, that shows the score of a contest and often other relevant facts and figures, as the count of balls and strikes on a baseball batter.
Origin of scoreboard
First recorded in 1820-30; score + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The scoreboard proclaimed the discouraging totals: Den 1—14.

  • On the scoreboard the figures remained: Ridgley 20—Jefferson 14.

    The Mark of the Knife Clayton H. Ernst
  • On the scoreboard at the far end of the field the legend read: Hillmans 10Visitors 9.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Also there is a well-grounded belief that McGraw has subsidized the scoreboard boy so that he cheats the visitors somewhat.

  • A wooden slide in the mechanism of the scoreboard rattles into place, upside down.

    Of All Things Robert C. Benchley
  • He promptly kicked the goal from touchdown and the scoreboard read: Army 7, Navy 0.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for scoreboard


(sport) a board for displaying the score of a game or match
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