- a board for the posting of bulletins, notices, announcements, etc.
- Also called bulletin board system. Digital Technology.
- an online collection of electronic messages, posted by and accessible to any authorized user.
- a system, facility, or computer server for collecting and relaying these messages.
Origin of bulletin board
Examples from the Web for bulletin board
Besides—oh, Bob, have you looked at the bulletin-board this afternoon?Betty Wales Senior
An acquaintance of Patty's strolled up to the bulletin-board.When Patty Went to College
We will put on your bulletin-board, 'Patronized by the elect.'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
This was put up on the bulletin-board, and discussed with much pride at the club.Hope Mills
Amanda M. Douglas
"Saw it on the bulletin-board as I came in," said his subordinate laconically.His Lordship's Leopard
David Dwight Wells
- US and Canadian a board on which notices, advertisements, bulletins, etc, are displayedAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): notice board
- computing a facility on a computer network allowing any user to leave messages that can be read by any other user, and to download software and information to the user's own computer
- An electronic communication system that allows users to send or read electronic messages, files, and other data that are of general interest and addressed to no particular person. Bulletin boards were widely used before the Internet became popular, and many of their functions are now served by websites and newsgroups for specific topics or groups.
Idioms and Phrases with bulletin board
Also, electronic bulletin board. A computer service that provides facilities for people to leave messages by phone or telecomputing. For example, The National Writers Union has a bulletin board through which members communicate via their modems. Both the device and the term, alluding to the older board for posting notices, date from the late 1970s.