scratch card


noun

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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Also called scratch ticket.

Origin of scratch card

First recorded in 1980–85
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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).

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British Dictionary definitions for scratch card

scratchcard
/ (ˈskrætʃˌkɑːd) /

noun

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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