a card or ticket having one or more sections coated with an opaque substance that can be scratched off to reveal a possible prize.
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What does “barren” mean?
Also called scratch ticket.
Origin of scratch card
First recorded in 1980–85
Words nearby scratch card
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Example sentences from the Web for scratch card
Scratch-card, a wire brush to remove tarnish from lead before soldering (p. 144).Stained Glass Work|C. W. Whall
British Dictionary definitions for scratch card
/ (ˈskrætʃˌkɑːd) /
a ticket that reveals whether or not the holder is eligible for a prize when the surface is removed by scratching
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