A handbill is a small printed notice which is used to advertise a particular company, service, or event.

He was distributing handbills announcing his lecture when Nora caught her first glimpse of him.

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  • Handbill — Hand bill ( b[i^]l ), n. 1. A loose, printed sheet, to be distributed by hand. [1913 Webster] 2. A pruning hook. [Usually written {hand bill}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handbill — UK US /ˈhændbɪl/ noun [C] MARKETING ► a small sheet of paper advertising a product or event which is given to members of the public, especially in the street: » to distribute/hand out/pass out handbills …   Financial and business terms

  • handbill — (n.) 1753, from HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) + BILL (Cf. bill) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • handbill — ► NOUN ▪ a small printed advertisement or other notice distributed by hand …   English terms dictionary

  • handbill — [hand′bil΄] n. a small printed notice, advertisement, etc. to be passed out by hand …   English World dictionary

  • handbill — UK [ˈhændˌbɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms handbill : singular handbill plural handbills old fashioned a small printed piece of paper advertising something that someone gives you in the street. A more usual word is flier …   English dictionary

  • handbill — noun Date: 1753 a small printed sheet to be distributed (as for advertising) by hand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • handbill — /hand bil /, n. a small printed notice, advertisement, or announcement, usually for distribution by hand. [1745 55; HAND + BILL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • handbill — noun a) A loose, printed sheet, to be distributed by hand. b) A pruning hook …   Wiktionary

  • Handbill — Рекламный листок …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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