bulletin board

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bulletin +‎ board


bulletin board (plural bulletin boards)

  1. A board on which messages may be posted, especially one in a public space.
    Synonyms: (UK) notice board, pinboard
    • 1966, Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49, New York: Bantam Books, published 1976, →ISBN, page 90:
      Somewhere near Fillmore she found the symbol tacked to the bulletin board of a laundromat, among other scraps of paper offering cheap ironing and baby sitters.
    • 2019, Li Huang, James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, →DOI, page 5:
      It should come as no surprise to see promotional material and bulletin boards in the department’s languages, though English is also present in the signage of this microcosm of the institution.
  2. (computing) Ellipsis of bulletin board system.
    • 1984 September 3, Judith Walters von Alten, “Color for Bulletin Boards”, in InfoWorld, volume 6, number 6, InfoWorld Media Group, →ISSN, page 35:
      Some bulletin board subscribers can now dial up displays for their IBM PC or PC XT in living color—and see the results in less than a second.

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