[ puhnch-bawrd, -bohrd ]

  1. a small board containing holes filled with slips of paper printed with concealed numbers that are punched out by a player in an attempt to win a prize.

Origin of punchboard

First recorded in 1910–15; punch1 + board

Words Nearby punchboard

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British Dictionary definitions for punchboard


/ (ˈpʌntʃˌbɔːd) /

  1. a board full of holes containing slips of paper, used in a gambling game in which a player attempts to push out a slip marked with a winning number

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