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Billboard  n.  
(Naut.) A piece of thick plank, armed with iron plates, and fixed on the bow or fore channels of a vessel, for the bill or fluke of the anchor to rest on.
A flat surface, as of a panel or of a fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board. especially, A large board out of doors and visible to passers-by, on which the space is rented for advertising purposes; also, the advertising displayed on such a board.

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"Billboard" Quotes from Famous Books

... it down Main Street, interfering with pedestrians, when there was a perfectly good alley which ought to be used for such purposes. Then he would warn the culprit that the next time he was caught lugging off a billboard or a wooden platform or a corncrib he would be compelled to put it back again before he got breakfast; after which he would tell him to go along and try studying for a change, and the Freshman would go back to college and join the hero brigade. It was a ...
— At Good Old Siwash • George Fitch

... running. That old, odd feeling that he did not belong to the Mullarkeys, though living with them, came over him again, and he had already begun to slow down his pace when he was brought to a full and sudden stop by a picture blazoned on a billboard. ...
— The Circus Comes to Town • Lebbeus Mitchell

Words linked to "Billboard" :   hoarding, sign, signboard

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