- a sheet for checking, counting, or scoring, as of cargo loaded or unloaded.
Origin of tally sheet
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Also called tally card.
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Examples from the Web for tally sheet
Shoving a tally-sheet before his eyes, she pointed to the totals.El Diablo
We set down a record of the games, and he went to bed happier if the tally-sheet showed him winner.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
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)