- a brief, prominently featured newspaper account, based upon information received just before the edition went to press.
- a similar brief account broadcast over radio or television pending further information.
verb (used with object), bul·le·tined, bul·le·tin·ing.
- bullet forceps,
- bullet point,
- bullet train,
- bullet wood,
- bulletin board,
Origin of bulletin
Examples from the Web for bulletin
“He did not have those views when we married, but acquired them after,” Zubkova told The Norwich Bulletin.Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist|Gideon Resnick|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bulletin News, a hardline site, published photos of Karimi but gave her a zero for conduct.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public|IranWire|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were sure enough to put out [a bulletin], and ultimately the suspect started shooting at them.
They insisted on a call back from them to me before flashing the bulletin.
As a member of its cast for almost 30 years, I must admit this feels a little like tacking pieces of Jell-O to a bulletin board.
The last mail had come in and the published orders were fastened on the bulletin board.Betty at Fort Blizzard|Molly Elliot Seawell
As for the Bulletin and other California papers, they were taken-in completely, and were furious.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
It was known in six hours, I should judge, to all the men on the line after the order was posted on the bulletin boards.
Not until after the big fight did Peter get back to the Bulletin office.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun
When the pairings were posted on the bulletin board Kitts was in the upper half and Windy in the lower one.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
Word Origin for bulletin
1765, from French bulletin (16c.), modeled on Italian bulletino, diminutive of bulletta "document, voting slip," itself a diminutive of Latin bulla (see bull (n.2)). The word was used earlier in English in the Italian form (mid-17c.). Popularized by their use in the Napoleonic Wars as the name for dispatches sent from the front and meant for the home public (which led to the proverbial expression as false as a bulletin). Bulletin board is from 1831.