or flash card



a card having words, numerals, or pictures on it, designed for gaining a rapid response from pupils when held up briefly by a teacher, used especially in reading, arithmetic, or vocabulary drills.

Nearby words

  1. flash-lock,
  2. flashback,
  3. flashboard,
  4. flashbulb,
  5. flashbulb memory,
  6. flashcube,
  7. flashed glass,
  8. flasher,
  9. flashgun,
  10. flashing

Origin of flashcard

First recorded in 1920–25; flash + card1

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