- A poster or sign for public display, either fixed to a wall or carried during a demonstration.More example sentences
- The article says that his followers already have the placards for the demonstrations printed up and stored for use.
- Students painted their bodies with slogans or carried hand-written placards condemning the drive to war.
- Each person was forced to sign an agreement not to carry placards or banners, shout slogans, or wear clothes with written words of complaint.
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- Cover with placards: they were placarding the town with postersMore example sentences
- But no one in authority seems to care, and one of these days, you may find on our lunch hour, teachers are placarding the Tarouba Road out of frustration.
- Quite apart from his agents, who are everywhere, the country is placarded with his portraits in a variety of roles.
- Under constraint of time and the non-availability of the appropriate placards, the contractor decided to transport the explosives without properly placarding their vehicle, a direct violation of safety standards.
late 15th century (denoting a warrant or license): from Old French placquart, from plaquier 'to plaster, lay flat', from Middle Dutch placken. The current sense of the verb dates from the early 19th century.