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show card

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noun
  1. an advertising placard or card.

Origin of show card

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for show card

Historical Examples

  • I tried other occupations also—canvassing, show-card writing, etc.

    Lafcadio Hearn

    Nina H. Kennard

  • Whenever we had a public exhibition, George was our show-card.

    In the School-Room

    John S. Hart

  • In Fig.43 an example is given of a show-card that has been written with the pen in a simple, straightforward fashion.

  • Mr. Sirle sold me a book on show-card writing which he said would give me some good ideas also on advertising generally.


British Dictionary definitions for show card

show card

noun
  1. commerce a tradesman's advertisement mounted on card as a poster
  2. another term for show bill
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