plac·ard (plăkärd′, -ərd)
1. A sign or notice for display in a public place.
2. A small card or plaque, such as a nameplate on a door.
tr.v. plac·ard·ed, plac·ard·ing, plac·ards
1. To announce or advertise by means of placards.
2. To post placards on or in.
3. To display as a placard.
[Middle English, official document, authenticated with a seal, from Old French, from plaquer, to plaster, affix a seal to, from Middle Dutch placken, to coat, paste, patch; akin to Middle Dutch and Middle Low German placken, stain, spot, of unknown origin .]
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