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billboard1

[bil-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈbɪlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a flat surface or board, usually outdoors, on which large advertisements or notices are posted.
verb (used with object)
2.
to place, advertise, proclaim, etc., on or as if on a billboard:
The movie was billboarded as the year's biggest hit.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; bill1 + board

billboard2

[bil-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈbɪlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun, Nautical
Origin
1855-60; bill3 + board
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Examples from the web for billboard
  • Apply for a permit for a billboard, building sign, or awning.
  • Turner was thirty years old and had inherited a billboard business from his father, which was doing fine.
  • In theory, you stumble across this code on a billboard on a magazine page and you point your smartphone at it.
  • Or, plaster your face on a billboard or the side of a building.
  • However the billboard can not be enlarged or added to in any way.
  • The billboard must be returned to its original condition.
British Dictionary definitions for billboard

billboard1

/ˈbɪlˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
another name for hoarding
Word Origin
C19: from bill1 + board

billboard2

/ˈbɪlˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing an anchor
Word Origin
C19: from bill² + board
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Word Origin and History for billboard
n.

1845, American English, from bill (n.1) + board (n.1). Any sort of board where bills were meant to be posted. Billboard magazine founded 1894, originally a trade paper for the bill-posting industry. Its music sales charts date from 1930s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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