score·​card | \ ˈskȯr-ˌkärd How to pronounce scorecard (audio) \

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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This marked the 10th time in 11 years that American end up last or next-to-last in the scorecard, which ranks airlines on seven operational measures important to travelers. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018," 16 Jan. 2019 The scorecards are letter grades that indicate the restaurant's compliance with safety regulations and are governed by the city's Code Enforcement department. Jaimy Jones, Houston Chronicle, "City: Pearland restaurants will post health inspection scorecards or face fines," 28 June 2018 Hughes also is selling autographed prints of his scorecard for Game 7 of the World Series, the only Cubs championship in our lifetime. Paul Sullivan,, "After all these years, longtime Cubs broadcaster Pat Hughes still gets butterflies," 9 Mar. 2018 Trump and other White House officials have been setting the stage for days for a strong economic scorecard. Gregg Re, Fox News, "GDP report shows booming 4.1 percent growth, as Trump touts 'amazing' numbers," 27 July 2018 Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/ZUMA Press The eight major carriers included in the scorecard posted an on-time arrivals rate of 78.9%, down slightly from 79.6% in 2017, according to masFlight. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018," 16 Jan. 2019 But President Trump sees it as a zero-sum game with the trade deficit the scorecard. James B. Stewart, New York Times, "Trump Says He’s a Free-Trader at Heart. He Isn’t Acting Like It.," 5 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of scorecard

circa 1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scorecard was circa 1877

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English Language Learners Definition of scorecard

: a card on which the score of a game or contest is recorded
US : a report that gives information about the status, condition, or success of someone or something

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