Bulletin-board



a board for the posting of bulletins, notices, announcements, etc.
Also called bulletin board system. Digital Technology, BBS.

an online collection of electronic messages, posted by and accessible to any authorized user.
a system, facility, or computer server for collecting and relaying these messages.

See also message board.
Historical Examples

Literature in the Making Various
His Lordship’s Leopard David Dwight Wells
The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine Frank R. Stockton
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
The Last of the Flatboats George Cary Eggleston
Smoke Bellew Jack London
King Coal Upton Sinclair
John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
When Patty Went to College Jean Webster
Beatrice Leigh at College Julia Augusta Schwartz

noun
(US & Canadian) a board on which notices, advertisements, bulletins, etc, are displayed Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) notice board
(computing) a facility on a computer network allowing any user to leave messages that can be read by any other user, and to download software and information to the user’s own computer
noun
bulletin board
(bl’ĭ-tn)
An electronic communication system that allows users to send or read electronic messages, files, and other data that are of general interest and addressed to no particular person. Bulletin boards were widely used before the Internet became popular, and many of their functions are now served by websites and newsgroups for specific topics or groups.
Also, electronic bulletin board. A computer service that provides facilities for people to leave messages by phone or telecomputing. For example, The National Writers Union has a bulletin board through which members communicate via their modems. Both the device and the term, alluding to the older board for posting notices, date from the late 1970s.

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