- a small printed notice, advertisement, or announcement, usually for distribution by hand.
Origin of handbill
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Examples from the Web for handbill
He brought with him a handbill which he had picked up in the street.Brand Blotters
William MacLeod Raine
She flourished a handbill, English on one side, Yiddish on the other.Ghetto Comedies
That was not the name on the handbill we saw; was it, Mr. Raimundo?
First, he issued the handbill which caused my arrest in Troy, where he knew I was going.Seven Wives and Seven Prisons
She had some difficulty in getting at her pocket, but threw him a handbill.Old Caravan Days
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
- a small printed notice for distribution by hand
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Word Origin and History for handbill
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