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(of US military aircraft) abbreviation for
(Military) bomber: B-52.
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B, b


n., pl. Bs B's, bs b's.
1. the second letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a B.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter B or b.


Chess. bishop.


1. the second in order or in a series.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a grade or mark indicating that academic work, a product, etc., is good but not of the highest quality.
3. a major blood group. See ABO system.
a. the seventh tone of the ascending C major scale.
b. a tonality having B as the tonic.
5. boron.
6. magnetic induction.
7. a designation for a motion picture made on a low budget.


1. bachelor.
2. bacillus.
3. Baseball. base; baseman.
4. bay.
5. Bible.
6. bolivar.
7. book.
8. born.
9. breadth.
10. British.
11. brother.
12. brotherhood.


1. bachelor.
2. bale.
3. bass.
4. basso.
5. bay.
6. billion.
7. blend of; blended.
8. book.
9. born.
10. breadth.
11. brother.


(in designations of aircraft) bomber: B-29.
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