Meaning of numbers pool

num'bers pool"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calledan illegal daily lottery in which money is wagered on the appearance of certain numbers in some statistical listing or tabulation published in a daily newspaper, racing form, etc.
  2. policy (def. 2).
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