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Digital Technology. bulletin board system. See bulletin board (def 2).
a size of shot, 0.18 inches (0.46 cm) in diameter, fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
Also called BB shot. shot of this size.
Contemporary Examples

While Achebe stayed with the BBS, my father left to head up the relief effort.
Our Living Ancestor: Chris Abani Remembers Chinua Achebe Chris Abani March 25, 2013

Hamilton again raced against Armstrong in the 2003 Tour, and relied on BBS when he beat Armstrong for the first time ever.
Lance Armstrong’s Teammate Tells All: ‘The Secret Race’ By Tyler Hamilton The Daily Beast September 7, 2012

Historical Examples

She raised her hand above her head, but even then it only reached the medium size of the BBS Hurel.
Acrobats and Mountebanks Hugues Le Roux

be back soon
Boys’ Brigade
(on Brit pencils) double black: denoting a very soft lead
Computer Science Abbreviation for bulletin board system.

bulletin board system
bulletin board service
bulletin board system
ball bearing
base on balls
B’nai B’rith
small shot pellet (from “ball bearing”)


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