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 Print out an emergency preparedness checklist and stick it on your refrigerator or family bulletin board. oregonlive, 4 June 2021 The first training session after a Pride win is always highlighted by a table laden with boxes of donuts and a bulletin board coated in clippings of positive messages from fans on Twitter. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 31 May 2021 One of his early ideas for the adhesive was a sticky bulletin board that wouldn’t require thumbtacks. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 14 May 2021 The bulletin board won’t be lacking for motivation from series prognosticators. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2021 Jae’s bulletin board still has photos of her with her work friends; with no meetings or happy hours or lunches anymore, those friendships have languished. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2021 After a while, the bulletin board overflowed into folders and Peckman found herself with a full-blown collection. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, 14 Apr. 2021 Life-size cardboard cutouts of him snuggling a pillow are propped up at the front door, next to the safety bulletin board and in the shipping office. Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, 12 Mar. 2021 The Trojans just need to avoid giving their opponents bulletin board material. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2021

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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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9 Jun 2021

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“Bulletin board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulletin%20board. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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