from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A board on which are hoisted or otherwise marked the numbers of horses about to run in a race, together with the names of their jockeys.
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Now he has sent it on his private wire to the Stock Exchange; his own telephone-boy has already his number on the telegraph-board.
They passed through the turnstile, and caught sight of the telegraph-board.
As soon as his eye fell on the telegraph-board he saw with a start that things had been moving rapidly in his brief absence.
He sat down on a bench beside the second eleven telegraph-board, and looked across the ground at the pavilion.
The telegraph-board gave the total as forty-eight.
The figures on the telegraph-board rose from twenty to thirty, from thirty to forty, from forty to fifty.