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placard

[plak-ahrd, -erd] /ˈplæk ɑrd, -ərd/
noun
1.
a paperboard sign or notice, as one posted in a public place or carried by a demonstrator or picketer.
2.
Armor. placate2 .
verb (used with object)
3.
to display placards on or in:
The square was placarded by peace marchers.
4.
to publicize, announce, or advertise by means of placards.
5.
to post as a placard.
Origin of placard
1475-1485
1475-85; < Middle French. See plaque, -ard
Related forms
placarder, noun
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placard

/ˈplækɑːd/
noun
1.
a printed or written notice for public display; poster
2.
a small plaque or card
verb (transitive)
3.
to post placards on or in
4.
to publicize or advertise by placards
5.
to display as a placard
Word Origin
C15: from Old French plaquart, from plaquier to plate, lay flat; see plaque
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Word Origin and History for placard
n.

late 15c., "formal document authenticated by an affixed seal," from Middle French placquard "official document with a large, flat seal," also "plate of armor," from Old French plaquier "to lay on, cover up, plaster over," from Middle Dutch placken "to patch (a garment), to plaster," related to Middle High German placke "patch, stain," German Placken "spot, patch." Meaning "poster" first recorded 1550s in English; this sense is in Middle French from 15c.

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