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A board with letters, numbers, and other signs around its edge, to which a planchette, movable pointer, or upturned glass moves, supposedly in answer to questions from people at a seance.
- Your answer to the question about Ouija boards brought back a rather amusing story of my own experience with the devil board.
- It explains why the planchette, in response to questions, glides so smoothly over the Ouija board to spell answers which seem to come from spirits.
- Age scoffs at those who think this is all about Ouija boards and séances.
Late 19th century: of uncertain origin: possibly from French oui 'yes' + German ja 'yes'.
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