Entry from US English dictionary
A large board on which changing numerical information (such as betting odds, telethon donations, or election results) is displayed.
- Behind them, in chalk, is a train schedule, like a tote board at a racetrack.
- Okay, let's look at the tote board.
- I've become addicted to checking the tote board every few hours.
Mid 20th century: shortened from totalizator.
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