citizens band


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 In contrast, the Italian regions that formed city-states in that era, where citizens banded together for commerce and self-defence, are now unusually rich and well-run. The Economist, "Medieval Catholicism nudged Europe towards democracy and development," 23 Nov. 2019 That was individual citizens banding together to affect change in the world, and that is an example to us in the age of Trump. Tim Stack,, "The Inheritance writer Matthew Lopez on crafting his supersized Broadway play," 18 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of citizens band

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Citizens band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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