score·​board ˈskȯr-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce scoreboard (audio)
: a large board for displaying the score of a game or match

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Key to doing that was getting on the scoreboard early. Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 19 Mar. 2023 But Wolverines were able to put some distance between the two teams on the scoreboard in the final two quarters to win 53-42. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Mar. 2023 Andre Lipcius, recently optioned to Triple-A Toledo, put the Tigers on the scoreboard, 1-0, with an RBI single in the first inning. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 17 Mar. 2023 With a lead on the scoreboard and the look of lunacy all around, the Prince gazed out at the boiling sea of mass hysteria and opened his teeth wide and feral. Joseph Goodman |, al, 17 Mar. 2023 But with 4 out of their last 5 games against the Seattle Thunderbirds, on paper the best team in junior hockey, progress in getting ready for the playoffs isn’t likely to be reflected on the scoreboard much. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2023 The Tigers have scored four straight points to pull within 14-10 with 11 minutes left in the first half in a slow first nine minutes that hasn't seen many points on the scoreboard. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 16 Mar. 2023 The limp, fruitless arguments with referees long after the story on the scoreboard had been told. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Mar. 2023 Here are some reactions to the Mavericks’ loss from around social media: The Mavs went -30 on points in the paint, -8 in second chance points, -5 in fast break points, -11 in points off turnovers, -14 in FTA, -3 on the scoreboard. Dallas News, 26 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scoreboard was in 1826

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“Scoreboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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score·​board ˈskō(ə)r-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce scoreboard (audio)
: a large board for displaying the score of a game or match
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