citizens band

noun

Definition of citizens band 

: a range of radio-wave frequencies that in the U.S. is allocated officially for private radio communications

Examples of citizens band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The cacophony more closely resembles citizens band radio, complete with handles, harassment and anonymous threats. David Streitfeld, New York Times, "Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats," 12 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'citizens band.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of citizens band

1947, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about citizens band

Share citizens band

Statistics for citizens band

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for citizens band

The first known use of citizens band was in 1947

See more words from the same year

Comments on citizens band

What made you want to look up citizens band? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a typical or ideal example

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!