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tote board

Syllabification: tote board

Definition of tote board in English:

noun

A large board on which changing numerical information (such as betting odds, telethon donations, or election results) is displayed.
Example sentences
  • When the Senate resumed its session, it attempted to vote on the measure, only to find that four Democrats were now voting against it, and that more than a dozen Republicans were refraining from entering their votes on the tote board.
  • Behind them, in chalk, is a train schedule, like a tote board at a racetrack.
  • Okay, let's look at the tote board.

Origin

mid 20th century: shortened from totalizator.

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