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Sweepstake definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SWEE'PSTAKE, n. [sweep and stake.] A man that wins all; usually sweepstakes.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a form of gambling on horse-races etc. in which all competitors' stakes are paid to the winners. 2 a race with betting of this kind. 3 a prize or prizes won in a sweepstake.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sweepstake Sweep"stake`, n. 1. A winning of all the stakes or prizes. --Heylin. 2. A complete removal or carrying away; a clean sweep. [Obs.] --Bp. Hacket.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sweepstakes) A sweepstake is a method of gambling in which each person pays a small amount of money and is given the name of a competitor before a race or contest. The person who has the name of the winner receives all the money. N-COUNT




 


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