From bill, from Middle English bille, from Anglo-Norman bille, from Old French bulle, from Medieval Latin bulla (“seal", "sealed document”) + board, from Middle English bord, from Old English bord, from Proto-West Germanic *bord, from Proto-Germanic *burdą (“board; plank; table”).
billboard (plural billboards)
- A very large outdoor sign, generally used for advertising.
- We paid a signage company to make a billboard for our organization, and everyone in the town square saw it.
- (nautical) 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.
- (computer graphics) A sprite that always faces the screen, no matter which direction it is looked at from.
- billboard antenna
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