[skawr-bawrd, skohr-bohrd]


a large, usually rectangular board in a ballpark, sports arena, or the like, that shows the score of a contest and often other relevant facts and figures, as the count of balls and strikes on a baseball batter.

Origin of scoreboard

First recorded in 1820–30; score + board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scoreboard

Contemporary Examples of scoreboard

Historical Examples of scoreboard

  • The scoreboard proclaimed the discouraging totals: Den 1—14.

  • On the Scoreboard the figures remained: Ridgley 20—Jefferson 14.

    The Mark of the Knife

    Clayton H. Ernst

  • On the scoreboard at the far end of the field the legend read: Hillmans 10Visitors 9.

    The Turner Twins

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Also there is a well-grounded belief that McGraw has subsidized the scoreboard boy so that he cheats the visitors somewhat.

  • A wooden slide in the mechanism of the scoreboard rattles into place, upside down.

    Of All Things

    Robert C. Benchley

British Dictionary definitions for scoreboard



sport a board for displaying the score of a game or match
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