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rafflenoun [C]

uk   /ˈræf.əl/  us   /ˈræf.əl/
an activity in which people buy tickets with different numbers, some of which are later chosen to win prizes, that is organized in order to make money for a good social purpose: a raffle ticket/prize I have never won anything in a raffle.

raffleverb [T]

uk   /ˈræf.əl/  us   /ˈræf.əl/
to offer something as a prize in a raffle: We are going to raffle off a car for the hospital appeal.
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rafflenoun [C]

 us   /ˈræf·əl/
a system of selling numbered tickets and then giving prizes to those people whose numbers are chosen by chance
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