Definition of draft board in English:

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draft board

noun

A board of civilians that is responsible for registering, classifying, and selecting people for compulsory military service.
Example sentences
  • After my graduation in July 1942, I enrolled in the School of Church Music, and notified my Missouri draft board of my move.
  • By the time he reported to the draft board he'd already published short stories and sketches in The New Yorker and was working as a Broadway rewrite man.
  • The vet was right - my son was not being raised to be a soldier, and someday Adam might need to show his draft board the photo we'd just taken to prove that fact.

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