score·​card | \ ˈskȯr-ˌkärd \

Definition of scorecard

1 : a card for recording the score of a game
2 : a report or indication of the status, condition, or success of something or someone

Examples of scorecard in a Sentence

I always like to keep a scorecard when I watch a baseball game. The candidate rates highly on the magazine's legislative scorecard.

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The National Right to Life Committee’s congressional scorecard rates Barletta at 100 percent and Casey at 20 percent, based on votes in 2017-18. John Baer,, "Casey's opposition to Trump SCOTUS pick raises questions about Casey's abortion stance | John Baer," 10 July 2018 Just 137 yards on the scorecard — a simple shot requiring a pitching wedge or 9-iron for most — the hole still gets the ticker thumping and the mind racing. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Make or break 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass brings fear, adrenaline for players, caddies," 9 May 2018 The 2018 scorecard grades each of the states' governors based on their public comments and voting records on marijuana policy. Maria Clark,, "Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards gets B grade on policy from marijuana group," 7 May 2018 As a boy in the 1950s, he and a pal used to sell scorecards at Indians and Browns games. Marc Bona,, "Cleveland Indians fan's Opening Day streak extends to 64 games today," 6 Apr. 2018 Massachusetts’ health care ranks second in the nation, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s 2018 scorecard. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Bad Bedside Manner in Massachusetts," 17 Oct. 2018 Then again, United clearly could use a sunnier disposition: the airline ranked sixth out of eight major carriers for customer complaints in the 2017 Wall Street Journal airline scorecard. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Surf’s Up, Wheels Up at United Airlines," 5 Oct. 2018 In its scorecard of state gun laws, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gives North Carolina a D-. Jim Morrill, charlotteobserver, "Big gun law changes for North Carolina? Here’s why that’s unlikely. | Charlotte Observer," 1 Mar. 2018 But gridlock — Miami ranked fifth among U.S. cities on INRIX's 2017 traffic scorecard — may now provide the ammunition needed by county transportation officials who've been considering an expansion for the last decade. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "It was once part of the Everglades. Now Miami-Dade wants to use it for a highway," 8 June 2018

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circa 1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of scorecard

: a card on which the score of a game or contest is recorded

: a report that gives information about the status, condition, or success of someone or something

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