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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, usually rectangular board, used as a game of chance, that contains many holes each filled with a folded slip of paper that when punched out indicates a designated prize, win, or loss.

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  • n. A board, having a number of holes filled with slips of paper, once used as a form of lottery

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small board full of holes; each hole contains a slip of paper with symbols printed on it; a gambler pays a small sum for the privilege of pushing out a slip in the hope of obtaining one that entitles him to a prize


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  • I felt the open stares become harder now, and I looked intently at the punchboard in front of me.

    The Lost Get-Back Boogie

  • Mrs. Anderson sighed, looked at the punchboard with disgust, but at last picked it up.

    The Dollmaker

  • The winner was to get a doll whose picture appeared on the punchboard. - News


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