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Bill"board` (?), n.

1. Naut.

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.

Totten.

2.

A flat surface, as of a panel or of a fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board.

<-- esp. a large board on which the space is rented for advertising purposes. -->

 

© Webster 1913.