punch·​board | \ ˈpənch-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce punchboard (audio) \

Definition of punchboard

: a small board that has many holes each filled with a rolled-up printed slip to be punched out on payment of a nominal sum in an effort to obtain a slip that entitles the player to a designated prize

Examples of punchboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Besides the participating vendors, guests also enjoyed a light buffet, an open bar, and a raffle and punchboard filled with prizes for lucky winners. Candace Jordan, chicagotribune.com, 12 Dec. 2019 The building tiles and tokens are thick and well-printed punchboard, which pop out just fine from their frames without any tearing. Michael Harrison, WIRED, 28 Mar. 2012

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First Known Use of punchboard

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Punchboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punchboard. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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