Etch A Sketch

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Coined by the Ohio Art Company circa 1959–1962; previously known (in French) as L'Ecran Magique.

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Etch A Sketch

  1. A mechanical drawing toy operated by two knobs moving an enclosed stylus horizontally and vertically.
    • 2012 March 22, Rick Santorum, presidential campaign speech to employees of the United Services Automobile Association, San Antonio:
      You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future.