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  1. all-points bulletin.
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  • 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


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