bulletin board


Definition of bulletin board 

1 : a board for posting notices (as at a school)

2 : a public electronic forum that allows users to post or read messages : message board … a personal computer, a modem, and a telephone line are all you need to run your own bulletin board— John Seabrook Computer bulletin board services offer up the glories of e-mail, the thought provocation of news-groups, the sharing of ideas implicit in public posting, and the interaction of real-time chats. The fabulous, wonderful, limitless world of communication is just waiting for you to log on.— M. Kadi

Examples of bulletin board in a Sentence

Our teacher put our pictures up on the bulletin board.

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The state is trying to mitigate this through a series of public service announcements, posters on bulletin boards and outreach to villages, as the lack of working runway lights can keep flights from landing. Author: Krysti Shallenberger, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska airstrip vandalism is highest in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and officials are trying to stop it," 20 June 2018 There are notices posted on bulletin boards in shelters. refinery29.com, "Inside One Attorney's Fight To Protect Undocumented Teenage Girls," 19 June 2018 The Grange hall was empty Sunday afternoon except for a bulletin board that displayed the latest news on the fire. Joel Rubin, latimes.com, "Wildfire in Yolo County grows to 32,500 acres, forcing evacuations," 2 July 2018 The tour will begin at the park bulletin board, located at 371 River St. The walk is recommended for ages 12 and up. Zipporah Osei, BostonGlobe.com, "Community Bulletin Board," 11 May 2018 The first order of the day was checking the bulletin board in the office for what guests were assigned to her. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "50th Anniversary of HemisFair ’68 sparks memories for visitors to venue," 6 Apr. 2018 Upstairs, the master bedroom has another wall of plywood bookshelves, while Mr. Gallo’s study, with its drawing table and overflowing bulletin board, also has a luxurious-looking bed for late-night binge-watching, napping or a guest. Pilar Viladas, New York Times, "The Secret in a Brooklyn Apartment Redo? Plywood," 6 Mar. 2018 The minor projects left to do include painting the gazebo at Deer Ridge, moving sand that shifted on the River Grove Park disc golf course to even out the fairway, and replacing the entry bulletin board at East End Park. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "KSA wraps-up $350,000 in repairs to Kingwood parks after Harvey," 8 June 2018 Anonymous posts on an online bulletin board focusing on layoffs at DST said the cutbacks began early in the morning. Mark Davis, kansascity, "Downtown KC employer DST lays off employees, reportedly hundreds, months after sale," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of bulletin board

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bulletin board was in 1827

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English Language Learners Definition of bulletin board

: a board on the wall of a classroom, office, etc., where things (such as written notices or pictures) are put so that they can be seen by many people

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Kids Definition of bulletin board

: a board for posting bulletins and announcements

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