- Digital Technology. bulletin board system. See bulletin board(def 2).
- a size of shot, 0.18 inches (0.46 cm) in diameter, fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
- Also called BB shot. shot of this size.
Origin of BB
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for bbs
While Achebe stayed with the BBS, my father left to head up the relief effort.Our Living Ancestor: Chris Abani Remembers Chinua Achebe
March 26, 2013
Hamilton again raced against Armstrong in the 2003 Tour, and relied on BBs when he beat Armstrong for the first time ever.Lance Armstrong’s Teammate Tells All: ‘The Secret Race’ By Tyler Hamilton
The Daily Beast
September 8, 2012
She raised her hand above her head, but even then it only reached the medium size of the Bbs Hurel.Acrobats and Mountebanks
Hugues Le Roux
- be back soon
- Boys' Brigade
- (on Brit pencils) double black: denoting a very soft lead
- Computer Science Abbreviation for bulletin board system.
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