draft board


: a civilian board that registers, classifies, and selects men for compulsory military service

Examples of draft board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melton flashed in the Senior Bowl and appeared on Mel Kiper Jr.'s draft board as a third-round talent shortly before the draft. Journal Sentinel, 2 Jan. 2024 Deuce Vaughn was atop the Cowboys’ draft board when the No. 212 pick in the sixth round, but Chris Vaughn didn’t pound the table for his son. Safid Deen, USA TODAY, 1 May 2023 He was accused of dodging the draft Gotti received an induction notice from his local Vietnam War draft board in 1963, but ignored it, according to CBS News. Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 So much so, the draft guru has moved Deion Sanders’ son to third best quarterback on his 2024 draft board. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2023 He was drafted despite character concerns removing him from some clubs’ draft board. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2023 This strategic road map wasn't being laid out by a group of Pistons executives huddled around a draft board. Scott Talley, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2023 This year, 16 other teams will make their choice in front of them, altering how Baltimore’s amateur scouting department has put together its draft board. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 2 July 2023 Over time, however, the players further down the draft board have a way of shaping our understanding of the event. Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY, 1 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of draft board was in 1941

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“Draft board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draft%20board. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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