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booby prize an amusing prize given to ridicule one who performs worst in a contest or competition.
consolation prize a prize given to a loser or runner-up in a competition, as a means of consoling.
door prize a prize awarded to someone attending a public or social event, based on a lottery drawn from admission tickets or the like.
Nobel prize any of the international prizes awarded annually for achievements in physics, chemistry, economics, medicine or physiology, literature, and the promotion of peace, by a Swedish foundation established according to the bequest of Alfred Nobel.
Prize Cases a U.S. Supreme Court case decided in 1863 that held that, despite the absence of a declaration of war, President Lincoln acted within his powers to order the seizure of ships blockaded from Southern ports.
prize court a court that decides how to distribute goods captured in war, esp. goods taken at sea.
prize ring a raised platform, enclosed by ropes, in which prizefights take place; boxing ring. [2 definitions]
Pulitzer Prize any of several annual prizes established by journalist Joseph Pulitzer and awarded for outstanding achievement to U.S. journalists, authors, playwrights, and composers.