Big Board

noun(sometimes lowercase)Informal.
  1. the New York Stock Exchange.

Origin of Big Board

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25

Words Nearby Big Board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Big Board in a sentence

  • It isn't listed on the Big Board, and if it's traded in on the Curb, the dealings must be pretty small.

    Bizarre | Lawton Mackall
  • At last the car slowed down in front of a gate, on one side of which was a Big Board.

    What Timmy Did | Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • Nannie at once became motionless, and the stranger began to work away at the Big Board before him with some very thin sticks.

  • He found the Big Board where the assignments for the day were chalked, and searched down the long lists for his own name.

    Starman's Quest | Robert Silverberg
  • A Big Board lying across the bags had chalked upon it, “Take One.”

    Ralph on the Engine | Allen Chapman

British Dictionary definitions for Big Board

Big Board

nounUS informal
  1. the quotation board in the New York Stock Exchange

  2. the New York Stock Exchange

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Cultural definitions for big board

big board

The huge electronic board at the New York Stock Exchange that reports the changing values of stocks traded on the exchange.

Notes for big board

The term is used sometimes to mean the New York Stock Exchange itself.

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