APB

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Related Words for apb

dragnet, APB

Examples from the Web for apb

Historical Examples of apb

  • Find the area of triangle APB in terms of x, the side of the square.

    The Canterbury Puzzles

    Henry Ernest Dudeney


British Dictionary definitions for apb

APB

abbreviation for (in the US)
  1. all-points bulletin
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Word Origin and History for apb

APB

also a.p.b., 1960, police jargon initialism for all-points bulletin, itself attested by 1953 (perhaps more in the jargon of detective novels than in actual police use).

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