Origin of lb.
< Latin lībra, plural lībrae
- bachelor of letters; bachelor of literature.
Origin of L.B.1
From the New Latin word Litterārum Baccalaureus; Līterārum Baccalaureus
- landing barge.
- light bomber.
- local board.
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Examples from the Web for lb
The network, formerly The Learning Channel (LOL), will air a special, The Man With the 132 Lb.‘The Man With the 132 Lb. Scrotum’: TLC’s Lowest Show Yet?
August 1, 2013
LB: I studied history, literature, and philosophy at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.How We Write (Husband and Wife Edition): Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown
January 2, 2013
Murdoch semi-apologized, tweeting later that he “did not mean to be unsympathetic to 400 lb lady.”Rupert Murdoch’s Most Offensive Tweets
The Daily Beast
November 18, 2012
Together the teams will use 66lb of flour, 408lb of butter, 990lb of sugar, four vats of golden syrup and 1,480lb of chocolate.Giant Cake Bake to Celebrate Jubilee
May 28, 2012
If apples are used, boil them gently in one pint of water, with lb.The Skilful Cook
In addition to this heavy gun for small craft they carried about 1200 lb.Submarine Warfare of To-day
Charles W. Domville-Fife
I got about a dozen of these smaller fellows of about one lb.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
In the place of the heart place the stuffing made with ¼ lb.
Put one quart of milk on the fire, and when it begins to boil, put two third lb.
- cricket leg bye
- Also: lb. pound (weight)
(for sense 2) Latin: libra
- Liberia (international car registration)
- Abbreviation of pound
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