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.
Mrs. Anderson sighed, looked at the punchboard with disgust, but at last picked it up.
The winner was to get a doll whose picture appeared on the punchboard.