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idiot board

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noun Television Slang.
  1. a mechanical apparatus, as a projector or a continuous roll of paper, for prompting a performer during a program.
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Origin of idiot board

First recorded in 1950–55
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idiot board

noun
  1. a slang name for Autocue
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