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Draft board

Video footage: 1940s: Draftees wait, sleepy, smoking cigarettes, in a United States Selective Service Draft Board office, during World War II.
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Definition of the noun draft board

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  1. a board to select personnel for involuntary military service
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: board = a committee having supervisory powers


Draft board: Draft boards were a part of the Selective Service Act which registered and selected men of military age for conscription in the United States.

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Google previewThe Kentucky African American Encyclopedia (2015)

by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, John A. Hardin

Despite the fact that the Justice Department's hearing examiner recommended CO status for Ali, the department itself nonetheless advised the draft board to ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

draft board Am. committee which decides who will be drafted into the army. draft cardAm. conscription card: Hugo was sorryhedidn't havehisdraft card onhimI.Shaw. draft dodger Am.,Can.col. conscription dodger: American draft dodgerscameto Canada in the 1970s. W.Magnuson. draftee esp.Am.aman who hasbeen conscripted intothe armed forces, a conscript. drafting roomAm./Br. drawing office/room wherepeople draw plansand sketches. draft lift Br. a devicewhich takes ...

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