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.
Recent Examples on the Web Coronado breathes heavily as his body camera pans over a bulletin board with a colorful collage of student art just two days before the summer break. Peter Nickeas, CNN, 25 July 2022 His Facebook page is widely read as a bulletin board of events in the Catholic and Jesuit world, and his Twitter account has more than three hundred thousand followers. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 Most small businesses fail in this area and think of their social media as a bulletin board. Scott Miller, Forbes, 13 May 2022 His opinion about the company's sale, however, has symbolic weight considering his history in creating the service that now has 217 million daily active users worldwide and serves as a public bulletin board for the digital age. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 27 Apr. 2022 Torres also wrote that Campo posted offensive images of him on the police department bulletin board, such as a photoshopped image of Torres on a jar of salsa with a sombrero and of Torres’ face superimposed onto a priest’s body. Amanda Su, ABC News, 21 June 2022 In Times Square, a huge crowd gathered around the Times bulletin board, the biggest ever assembled there for any event except a national election. Roger Robinson, Outside Online, 10 Apr. 2022 After the game, the Warriors’ Draymond Green went out of his way to give the Heat extra motivation with some primo bulletin board material by dismissing Miami’s chances. Hunter Felt, Forbes, 28 May 2022 Besides the intrinsic motivation that comes with an elimination game at home, Doncic was gifted some further bulletin board material from his back-and-forth jawing with Phoenix star, Devin Booker. Xl Media, cleveland, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bulletin board

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Aug 2022

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“Bulletin board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulletin%20board. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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: a board for posting bulletins and announcements

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