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tally sheet

  1. a sheet for checking, counting, or scoring, as of cargo loaded or unloaded.
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Origin of tally sheet

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Also called tally card.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Shoving a tally-sheet before his eyes, she pointed to the totals.

    El Diablo

    Brayton Norton

  • We set down a record of the games, and he went to bed happier if the tally-sheet showed him winner.

  • In the middle of a tally-sheet of Feringhea's, who had been out with forty Thugs, I find a case of the kind.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)