draft board

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web What Poles never came out and said was that the secondary needed a major overhaul, and that need happened to fit the strength of the draft board in Round 2. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 5 Sep. 2022 The Bengals head coach declared on Monday that the Bengals’ draft board is nearing completion. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, 26 Apr. 2021 Despite early projections placing him further down on the draft board, the guard impressed teams throughout workouts. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 24 June 2022 All passive candidate campaigns begin with a draft board and grow from there. David Moise, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 While the draft board at FTX Arena is a temporary fixture, the league’s personnel board in Pat Riley’s office suite, with all of its movable nameplates, is a staple. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 23 June 2022 On this episode: This week, the guys break down the lessons learned from the NBA combine in Chicago, and try to figure out if the Detroit Pistons' draft board has changed at all. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 31 May 2022 Ian Rapoport reported a number of concerns from NFL team, including the Panthers, with Corral, contributing to his slide down the draft board. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 30 Apr. 2022 But the cornerback could be ranked higher on a draft board. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 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 Nov. 2022.

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