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 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

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The first known use of tote board was circa 1949

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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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