[skrach-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈskrætʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a cardboard coated with impermeable white clay and covered by a layer of ink that is scratched or scraped in patterns revealing the white surface below.
a ticket that reveals whether or not the holder is eligible for a prize when the surface is removed by scratching
noun 1. a card or ticket having one or more sections coated with an opaque substance that can be scratched off to reveal a possible prize.
noun 1. (in plastering) a rough, deeply scored first coat upon which the brown coat is laid.
- Scratch disk
1. See scratch. 2. Unallocated space on Windows 95’s primary hard disk partition, used for virtual memory. Shortage of space on this partition can result in the error “scratch disk full”. (2000-03-07)
verb (used with object) 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one’s hand on a nail. 2. to dig, scrape, or tear (something) out or off with or as if with the nails, claws, etc.: to scratch the burs off one’s […]