gav·​el-to-gav·​el ˈga-vəl-tü-ˈga-vəl How to pronounce gavel-to-gavel (audio)
: extending from the beginning to the end of a meeting or session
gavel-to-gavel television coverage

Examples of gavel-to-gavel in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gavel-to-gavel was in 1968

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“Gavel-to-gavel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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