tote board


Definition of tote board

: an electrically operated board (as at a racetrack) on which pertinent information (such as betting odds and race results) is posted

Examples of tote board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those three games, the Astros outscored the Twins 40-16, and the tote board read 84 total bases for the visitors. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune, "Astros' lineup can still bring recollection of three-game slaughter in 2017," 29 Sep. 2020 Each state primary or caucus has a market, giving the PredictIt website a look that resembles a sportsbook tote board. Michael Cabanatuan,, "Want to bet on Trump, Bernie or Biden to win the 2020 race for president? Hold that thought," 2 Mar. 2020 And please remove the horizontal bars in front to the tote board. Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Readers have advice for Craig Fravel," 19 Sep. 2019 Pimlico is where Man o’ War romped to victory in the 1920 Preakness and the first tote board was introduced in 1933. Pamela Wood,, "‘Historic’ deal aims to keep Preakness in Baltimore; track owner, city reach agreement after 4 months of talks," 5 Oct. 2019 Viola, the delightfully disarming Brooklynite, used to stand watch over racetrack tote boards as a kid while his father sneaked off for a scotch or two. Bryce Miller,, "NBC to shine huge Kentucky Derby spotlight on San Diego," 2 May 2018 So adjust the tote board: If the steakhouse summit holds, that bumps the Democrats up to 29 seats, to the Republicans’ 31 seats. Peter Keating, Daily Intelligencer, "Democratic Control of New York State May Be Just One Special Election Away," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tote board

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tote board

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The first known use of tote board was circa 1949

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“Tote board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tote board

US : a large, electrically operated board at a racetrack that shows the odds for a race, the results of a race, etc.

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