a board of civilians charged with registering, classifying, and selecting persons for U.S. military service.
What was Scrabble’s Original Name?
Great things can come out of hard times — take Scrabble. During the Great Depression, architect Alfred Mosher Butts couldn’t find work. So he decided to create a board game that required the vocabulary skills of anagrams and crossword puzzles but also had an element of chance. Butts hand-drew the original board with architectural drafting equipment. He also hand-lettered the tiles. He studied the front page of …
Trust the Process
Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Origin of draft board
First recorded in 1950–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for draft board
Historical Examples of draft board
"Wilks, my dear boy, get out your draft-board and I'll play you a game," said Coristine.Two Knapsacks
US a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012