punchboard

[ puhnch-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈpʌntʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. punch-drunk syndrome,
  2. punch-out,
  3. punch-up,
  4. punchbag,
  5. punchball,
  6. punchbowl,
  7. punched card,
  8. punched tape,
  9. puncheon,
  10. punchinello

Origin of punchboard

First recorded in 1910–15; punch1 + board

Also called pushcard.

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British Dictionary definitions for punchboard

punchboard

/ (ˈpʌntʃˌbɔːd) /

noun

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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