score·​board | \ˈskȯr-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of scoreboard 

: a large board for displaying the score of a game or match

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Grind it out has become a team theme, and the Huskies haven’t left themselves much margin for error lately, on the scoreboard or in the standings, with Washington State, Stanford and Oregon all firmly in the chase for the North title. Adam Jude, The Seattle Times, "Blowout or ‘grind it out,’ UW wants win vs. Cal to stay atop Pac-12 North," 26 Oct. 2018 Fans who can finish the burger in under an hour, however, will receive a Cardinals jersey and get their photo on the scoreboard. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Arizona Cardinals stadium offering 7-pound 'Gridiron Burger' challenge for fans," 9 Aug. 2018 Perhaps more importantly, a drop like that is impossible for Harper to ignore, as the number greets him on the scoreboard before each at-bat, as regularly as questions about his free agent value are debated around him. Chelsea Janes,, "Nationals GM says Bryce Harper has handled struggles with 'class and dignity'," 20 June 2018 The stadium even still has a manual scoreboard, which is about as old-school as a ballpark gets. Chris Kaltenbach,, "A guide to visiting all of Maryland's minor league ballparks," 10 July 2018 No, as the scoreboard across the street at Plainsman Park, Auburn baseball's home stadium, proudly displayed, Casey Mize is the No. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Nerves, sweat and a phone call: How Casey Mize became Tigers' top pick," 5 June 2018 The buzz of activity at Lake Merced accelerated this week, with grandstands, scoreboards and tee signs suddenly sprouting. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "LPGA makes return to Lake Merced next week after a year away," 18 Apr. 2018 Cheering everyone on were Nancy Guillen, immediate past president, Renee Johnson, past president, and scoreboard volunteers Diane and Kenny Pawlek. Joyce Rudolph,, "Community: Charity puts a little Americana into its fundraising," 3 July 2018 With two outs and the 19,424 people on a bright Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium implored by the scoreboard to get loud, Merrifield took off for third before reliever Lou Trivino looked up. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Royals waste good start by Jakob Junis against Athletics," 3 June 2018

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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: a large board on which the score of a game or contest is shown

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