scorebox

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

score +‎ box

Noun[edit]

scorebox (plural scoreboxes)

  1. (cricket) An enclosed structure in which the scorers sit; often behind the scoreboard
  2. (video games) A box overlaid on the screen to display the player's score.
    • 1994, "Coyt D Watters", Projection TVs and SEGA (on newsgroup rec.games.video.sega)
      Video games are notorious for having relatively unchanging areas on the screen (ie the scorebox), which can quickly be burned into the screen.
    • 2001, Matt Neuburg, REALbasic: the definitive guide (page 64)
      Recall that our arcade game is to have a scorebox that knows how to increase itself, and observe that this implies there is a score.

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