door prize


Definition of door prize 

: a prize awarded to the holder of a winning ticket passed out at the entrance to an entertainment or function

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There will be free door prizes and gift bags filled with coupons from local Katy businesses. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Katy Aquatics, TCH West Campus host free water safety event," 11 May 2018 The door prize was 14-karat white gold diamond earrings from Friend & Co. Fine Jewelers. Sue Strachan,, "BBQ and blue jeans set the mood for Stuart Hall School for Boys benefit," 15 May 2018 Features a variety of hunting exhibitors, seminars, archery and trick shot show, 3D archery range, door prizes and whitetails display. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Things to do around Louisville this week: See Chippendales, George Lopez and more," 24 Jan. 2018 There's also plenty of food and drink, door prizes, vendors and a DJ spinning music. Luann Gibbs,, "Top 5 events in Cincinnati this weekend," 6 July 2018 Enter the door prize raffle and bring a friend for an extra chance to win. Julie A. Short/special To,, "New upscale-casual bar, restaurant opens in Avon Lake: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 7 Jan. 2018 Come out for live music from a surprise band, a taco bar, craft beers, wines and cocktails and door prizes. Anchorage Daily News, "This week in Anchorage: Incubus, Girdwood Forest Fair and beer in the Alaska Botanical Garden," 6 July 2018 Tickets are $10 without purchase of a book or $7 with advance purchase of a book and include a reception with food, cocktails, music and door prizes. Carole Goldberg,, "Write Stuff: CT Authors Trail Begins, Beatriz Williams' Release Party And Books With Immigrant Theme," 4 July 2018 There will also be on-site raffles and door prizes for all participants and spectators. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of door prize

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of door prize was in 1884

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English Language Learners Definition of door prize

: a prize that you get at a social event if you were given the winning ticket when you arrived

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