[ plak-ahrd, -erd ]
/ ˈplæk ɑrd, -ərd /


a paperboard sign or notice, as one posted in a public place or carried by a demonstrator or picketer.
Armor. placate2.

verb (used with object)

to display placards on or in: The square was placarded by peace marchers.
to publicize, announce, or advertise by means of placards.
to post as a placard.

Words nearby placard

Origin of placard

1475–85; < Middle French. See plaque, -ard


plac·ard·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for placarding

/ (ˈplækɑːd) /


a printed or written notice for public display; poster
a small plaque or card

verb (tr)

to post placards on or in
to publicize or advertise by placards
to display as a placard

Word Origin for placard

C15: from Old French plaquart, from plaquier to plate, lay flat; see plaque
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