PLACARD (isth cent. Fr. plackart, from plaquier; mod. plaquer, to plaster), a bill or poster pasted or affixed to a wall or in any prominent position for the purpose of giving notice to the public of a proclamation, police or other regulations, or < forthcoming events or the like.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)