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prize money

money offered, won, or received in prizes.
a portion of the money realized from the sale of a prize, especially an enemy's vessel, divided among the captors.
Origin of prize money
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for prize money
  • That's because a good racer can make its owner millions of dollars in prize money-and even more than that if it becomes a breeder.
  • He'd threaten a no-show unless the promoters ponied up more prize money.
  • Some cheaters simply want to wield more power, while others are lured by prize money offered in tournaments.
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  • He had begun to enter provincial story contests and collect modest prize money.
  • To solve the problem, he proposed creating a sanctioning body that would bank and guarantee the prize money for the races.
  • It seems to me prizes are for younger folks who need the recognition, and sometimes plainly the prize money.
  • Bloodstock markets are driven not by prize money but by stallion values.
  • There is no prize money on offer: athletes compete only for the glory of gold, silver and bronze.
  • The prize money has touched people from all walks of life.
British Dictionary definitions for prize money

prize money

any money offered, paid, or received as a prize
(formerly) a part of the money realized from the sale of a captured vessel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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