draft board

  1. 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

Words Nearby draft board

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How to use draft board in a sentence

  • So when answering a summons which was not to be disregarded Jeff appeared before the draft board he was not noticeably happy.

    Sundry Accounts | Irvin S. Cobb
  • 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.

  • I had been called by Uncle Sam, had my physical and reported to the draft board.

  • "Wilks, my dear boy, get out your draft-board and I'll play you a game," said Coristine.

    Two Knapsacks | John Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for draft board

draft board

  1. US a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service

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