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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The reception will feature refreshments and door prizes. Sarah Bonnette,, "Artscape: Sal "Dash" Diecidue celebrates 70 years of creating ironwork," 9 May 2018 There also will be door prizes and a basket raffle. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To,, "Olmsted Township receives pet oxygen masks: Olmsted Dates and Data," 2 Apr. 2018 Doll dealers from all over the United States made for exciting shopping, and other activities were a silent auction and door prizes. Elizabeth Moore,, "North Shore Notables: Northshore Doll Club experiences "A Touch of Louisiana"," 11 Mar. 2018 Organizer Houston Heights Association plans an after-race party which will include entertainment, door prizes, refreshments and awards. Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: June 1-3," 30 May 2018 Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse: Holiday Open House, offers holiday design seminars, with samples, coupons and door prizes, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5, 319 S Prairie Ave, Waukesha, (262) 542-8152; Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Your weekly entertainment calendar, Nov. 3-9," 2 Nov. 2017 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

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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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