handbill

noun hand·bill \ ˈhan(d)-ˌbil \

Definition of handbill

: a small printed sheet to be distributed (as for advertising) by hand

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First Known Use of handbill

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HANDBILL Defined for English Language Learners

handbill

Definition of handbill for English Language Learners

  • : a small printed advertisement or announcement that is given out to many people by hand


HANDBILL Defined for Kids

handbill

noun hand·bill \ ˈhand-ˌbil \

Definition of handbill for Students

: a printed sheet (as of advertising) distributed by hand


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