tally sheet



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

Nearby words

  1. tallow wood,
  2. tallowy,
  3. tallulah,
  4. tally,
  5. tally clerk,
  6. tally-ho,
  7. tally-woman,
  8. tallyho,
  9. tallyman,
  10. tallys

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

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

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

    El Diablo|Brayton Norton