Definition of handbill in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)bɪl/


A small printed advertisement or other notice distributed by hand.
Example sentences
  • He soon found that distributing handbills was illegal, so he printed handbills with an advertisement for the sub expo on one side and a protest against the city's refusal to allow him to moor the sub where he pleased on the other.
  • The article states that permission will be required for businesses and others to use amplification, distribute pamphlets and place handbills on vehicles - although apparently election material will be exempted.
  • The poem was circulated on handbills and printed in newspapers.
North American & Australian  dodger
informal ad, junk mail
British informal advert
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