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BB 1

 (bē′bē)
n.
A pellet or ball, usually of steel coated with copper or nickel, that measures 7/40 of an inch (0.44 centimeter) in diameter, used in air rifles.

[From BB, a size of birdshot pellet intermediate between B and BBB that measures 17100 of an inch (0.43 centimeter) in diameter (from the fact that BB guns originally fired birdshot pellets of this size).]

BB 2

abbr.
base on balls

bb

abbr.
ball bearing

bb

the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Barbados

BB

abbreviation for
Boys' Brigade
symbol for
(on Brit pencils)double black: denoting a very soft lead

BB

(ˈbiˌbi)

n.
1. a size of shot, 0.18 in. (0.46 cm) in diameter, fired from an air rifle (BB gun).
2. Also called BB shot. shot of this size.
[1870–75, Amer.]

bb.

base on balls.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.BB - a small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gunBB - a small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
Translations

BB

n (Brit) abbr of BoysBrigade
adj (on pencil) → 2B