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handbill

[hand-bil] /ˈhændˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a small printed notice, advertisement, or announcement, usually for distribution by hand.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; hand + bill1
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  • Although the handbill advocates peaceful means, violence sometimes erupted between the two factions.
  • Students have the option of making a brochure, handbill or poster as a culminating activity.
British Dictionary definitions for handbill

handbill

/ˈhændˌbɪl/
noun
1.
a small printed notice for distribution by hand
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Word Origin and History for handbill
n.

1753, from hand (n.) + bill (n.1).

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