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billboard

1
[ bil-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈbɪlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

a flat surface or board, usually outdoors, on which large advertisements or notices are posted.

verb (used with object)

to place, advertise, proclaim, etc., on or as if on a billboard: The movie was billboarded as the year's biggest hit.

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Origin of billboard

1
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bill1 + board

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Definition for billboard (2 of 2)

billboard2
[ bil-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈbɪlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun Nautical.

Origin of billboard

2
First recorded in 1855–60; bill3 + board
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British Dictionary definitions for billboard (1 of 2)

billboard1
/ (ˈbɪlˌbɔːd) /

noun

another name for hoarding

Word Origin for billboard

C19: from bill 1 + board

British Dictionary definitions for billboard (2 of 2)

billboard2
/ (ˈbɪlˌbɔːd) /

noun

a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing an anchor

Word Origin for billboard

C19: from bill ² + board
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