1. a size of shot, 0.18 inches (0.46 cm) in diameter, fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
  2. Also called BB shot. shot of this size.

Origin of BB

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for bbs

board, BBS, pass, walk, BB, ebb

Examples from the Web for bbs

Contemporary Examples of bbs

Historical Examples of bbs

  • She raised her hand above her head, but even then it only reached the medium size of the Bbs Hurel.

British Dictionary definitions for bbs


abbreviation for
  1. be back soon


the internet domain name for
  1. Barbados


abbreviation for
  1. Boys' Brigade
symbol for
  1. (on Brit pencils) double black: denoting a very soft lead
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bbs in Science


  1. Computer Science Abbreviation for bulletin board system.
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