box score

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of box score

:a printed score of a game (such as baseball) giving the names and positions of the players and a record of the play arranged in tabular form; broadly :total count :summary

Examples of box score in a Sentence

  1. reading the box scores in the newspaper

Recent Examples of box score from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'box score.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of box score

from its arrangement in a newspaper box


BOX SCORE Defined for English Language Learners

box score

noun

Definition of box score for English Language Learners

  • : a small chart that shows the players, score, and other details of a baseball game


Learn More about box score


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up box score? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!