[puhnch-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈpʌntʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

a small containing holes filled with slips of paper printed with concealed numbers that are out by a player in an attempt to win a prize.
a board full of holes containing slips of paper, used in a gambling game in which a player attempts to push out a slip marked with a winning number


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