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Big Board

noun, (sometimes lowercase) Informal.
the New York Stock Exchange.
Origin of Big Board
An Americanism dating back to 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Big Board
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  • Get us a direct line from your barge to the Big Board here so we can direct the work.

    One-Shot James Benjamin Blish
  • He glanced over to the Big Board; there was no previous report from that planet.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • She led Jane to the Big Board fence which stood at the back of the yard.

    Clematis Bertha B. Cobb
  • There—you can see the computer line on the Big Board over there.

    The Ambassador Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • Then they lay them on a wooden block an beat the buttons off them with a Big Board.

    "Same old Bill, eh Mable!" Edward Streeter
  • It isn't listed on the Big Board, and if it's traded in on the Curb, the dealings must be pretty small.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • "Fear is the only devil," he wrote on a Big Board and put it up on Chestnut Street.

  • There had been serious thoughts among those who were dominant in the Institute of taking down the Big Board and dropping the word.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • Gif Garrison was busy arranging his teams and placing the names of the players up on a Big Board in the gymnasium.

    The Rover Boys at Colby Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • I see men on some ladders, and now, look Peg, they are carrying up a Big Board with something painted on it.

British Dictionary definitions for Big Board

Big Board

noun (US, informal)
the quotation board in the New York Stock Exchange
the New York Stock Exchange
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Big Board in Culture

big board definition

The huge electronic board at the New York Stock Exchange that reports the changing values of stocks traded on the exchange.

Note: The term is used sometimes to mean the New York Stock Exchange itself.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Slang definitions & phrases for Big Board

big board


The New York Stock Exchange: down 100 points on the big board

[fr the large display board that reports on stocks traded on the exchange]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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