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 practice used to be quite common, particularly when the internet was mostly comprised of forums and bulletin boards. Aja Romano, Vox, "How hysteria over Twitter shadow-banning led to a bizarre congressional hearing," 6 Sep. 2018 Yet now Anonymous is a saint for baring his objections without a byline in the bulletin board of the anti-Trump resistance. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Anonymous Resistance," 6 Sep. 2018 Residents exchanged news and checked the bulletin board. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "A Stranger Aids a New England Town, From More Than 2,000 Miles Away," 15 Dec. 2018 On Wednesdays, Alyssa Morales races to the bulletin board to check her marks. Philly.com, "1 in 3 Philly students doesn't graduate on time. To fix that, high schools focus on freshmen," 21 May 2018 To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using Site forums, chat rooms, bulletin boards, blogs or similar features. sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Union-Tribune Terms of Service," 25 June 2018 Linda Pinard, a special education teacher at Sage Park, said students learned about autism through daily announcements and interactive bulletin boards. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Principal Honors Bet For Autism Awareness Month," 15 May 2018 It is briefly shown on a bulletin board in a school hallway while James talks off-screen about failing schools. David Eggert, The Seattle Times, "James admits ‘terrible error’ after swastika shown in TV ad," 15 Oct. 2018 The bulletin boards at the Killingly Memorial School are overflowing with notes of gratitude. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Looking For - And Finding - The Good At KMS," 11 Apr. 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

US : 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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