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 The 12-1 price on the tote board was a sign of diminished expectations among the bettors, but Tactical Approach gave Takter her first win in the Hambletonian, the sport’s premier race for 3-year-old trotters. Naaima Abd-Elhameed,, 6 Aug. 2023 The Suffolk Downs tote board, an iconic structure on the infield painted in Fenway green, will remain in place and likely be used as the venue’s ticketing area, O’Brien said. James Sullivan,, 5 June 2023 So no matter who the favorite is on the tote board, Rich Strike will be the sentimental favorite around the country. Stephen Edelson, USA TODAY, 8 June 2022 Beyond it, facing south, is the tote board that showed odds. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, 1 June 2022 He was impressed with the venue, decorated with an old train station-style tote board and long wooden tables featuring products under glass globes. Mike Catalini, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Apr. 2022 Albahr was scratched, and then confusion ensued when it was announced Modern Games also was withdrawn and taken off the tote board, meaning bets on the horse would be refunded. Tod Leonard, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2021 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, 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,, 2 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History


tote entry 4

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tote board was circa 1949

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“Tote board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

tote board

: an electrically operated board at a racetrack on which betting odds and race results are posted
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