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placard

noun [C]     /ˈplæk.ɑːd/ US  /-ɑːrd/
a large piece of card, paper, etc. with a message written or printed on it, often carried in public places by people who are complaining about something: Demonstrators marched past holding/waving placards that said, 'Send food, not missiles'.Information and messages
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