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

reading the box scores in the newspaper
Recent Examples on the Web Continue reading here Angels-Marlins box score KINGS (Darcy Finley / NHLI via Getty Images) From the Associated Press: Cole Perfetti scored twice and Kyle Connor contributed a trio of assists as the Winnipeg Jets ended a six-game losing skid with a 4-3 victory over the Kings on Monday. Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 That’s not to say that people stopped betting on baseball, or that the game even stopped catering to gamblers’ interest: box scores still came out, talk of betting lines was still tolerated. Corbin Smith, Rolling Stone, 31 Mar. 2024 Continue reading here Lakers box score NBA scores NBA standings Enjoying this newsletter? Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2024 That includes box scores with information on a team’s free-throw percentage, turnovers, and assists. James Pollard, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Mar. 2024 That includes box scores with information on a team's free-throw percentage, turnovers and assists. James Pollard, Quartz, 18 Mar. 2024 Continue reading here Galaxy box score KINGS From Helene Elliott: The Kings’ season-high 50 shots on net produced merely two goals Saturday, both scored during power plays. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2024 The first San Diego Tigers box scores were found for a June 30, 1946 doubleheader between the Tigers and Sea Lions at Seals Stadium in San Francisco. Bill Swank, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Feb. 2024 Despite battling through a slow start to the game, Kelce pieced together an impressive box score (nine catches for 93 yards), but the tight end never found the end zone. Richard Morin, USA TODAY, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History


from its arrangement in a newspaper box

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of box score was in 1896

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“Box score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

box score

: a printed table giving the score of a game (as baseball), a record of how it was played, and the names and positions of the players
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