message board

noun

Definition of message board

1 : a board or sign on which messages or notices are displayed an electronic message board
2 : a public electronic forum that allows users to post or read messages or to post or download files and that is accessed by computer over a network (such as the Internet) Even as bullpen problems loom …, they haven't spawned the typical degree of urgency and panic on Internet message boards and sports radio shows.— Bill Simmons

Examples of message board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1984, Louis Beam, a Texas leader of the Ku Klux Klan, created the Aryan Nation Liberty Net, an online message board open only to people who had a code word. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "From memes to race war: How extremists use popular culture to lure recruits," 30 Apr. 2021 In 1984, Louis Beam, a Texas leader of the Ku Klux Klan, created the Aryan Nation Liberty Net, an online message board open only to people who had a code word. Marc Fisher, Anchorage Daily News, "From memes to race war: How extremists use popular culture to lure recruits," 30 Apr. 2021 First created in 2005, Yahoo Answers is a message board for people to post questions that could then be answered by anyone on the internet willing to help. Michael Dobuski, ABC News, "Last day for Yahoo Answers users to post questions, comments," 20 Apr. 2021 The group started around 2014 in Texas after Abstract (whose mates call him by his real name, Ian) asked the readers of a Kanye West message board if anyone wanted to start a band with him. Los Angeles Times, "‘I want to make big gay pop songs’: Kevin Abstract and Brockhampton ponder their future," 14 Apr. 2021 The upper half of the wall is coated in chalk paint to create a handy message board. Katie Bandurski, Better Homes & Gardens, "15 Stealthy Ways to Fake an Entryway in a Tight Space," 25 Mar. 2021 Most days, the group functions like a roving community message board, providing information and the occasional volunteer labor. Eveline Chao, Curbed, "The Chinatown Block Watch, One Year Later," 1 Apr. 2021 Clubhouse is a sort of audio Reddit, a throwback to the internet’s message board days, when exchanges were confined to singular spaces rather than the open-air experiences of Twitter and other platforms. C. Brandon Ogbunu, Wired, "Clubhouse Cured My Imposter Syndrome," 27 Feb. 2021 Gebru had also criticized the company’s commitment to racial and gender diversity on an internal message board. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Your data is a weapon that can help change corporate behavior," 23 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of message board

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of message board was in 1795

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“Message board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/message%20board. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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message board

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English Language Learners Definition of message board

: a public computer system on the Internet that allows people to read and leave messages for other users

message board

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Kids Definition of message board

: a public computer system on the Internet that allows people to read and leave messages for other users

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