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scratchboard

[skrach-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈskrætʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a cardboard coated with impermeable white clay and covered by a layer of ink that is scratched or scraped in patterns revealing the white surface below.
Also called scratchcard, scraperboard.
Origin of scratchboard
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; scratch + board
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British Dictionary definitions for scratchcard

scratchcard

/ˈskrætʃˌkɑːd/
noun
1.
a ticket that reveals whether or not the holder is eligible for a prize when the surface is removed by scratching
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