from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A local board of civilians in charge of the selection of persons for compulsory military service.
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- n. a board to select personnel for involuntary military service
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An $800-a-month paper pusher on a draft board could earn ten times his salary by selling deferments.
So after graduation, while his classmates were driving overpacked station wagons to Canada, or posting applications to medical and law schools, veterinary college, any institution that would keep the draft board at bay, Gavin walked into the naval air program recruiter’s office and asked to be a fighter pilot.