1. a flat surface or board, usually outdoors, on which large advertisements or notices are posted.

verb (used with object)

  1. to place, advertise, proclaim, etc., on or as if on a billboard: The movie was billboarded as the year’s biggest hit.

noun Nautical.

  1. anchor bed.


  1. another name for hoarding


  1. a fitting at the bow of a vessel for securing an anchor

1845, American English, from bill (n.1) + board (n.1). Any sort of board where bills were meant to be posted. Billboard magazine founded 1894, originally a trade paper for the bill-posting industry. Its music sales charts date from 1930s.

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