CB radio
CB CB n. same as {citizens' band}; that portion of the radio frequency spectrum allocated by the FCC for the use of individual citizens for short-distance personal or business use, from either fixed or mobile stations. Also used attributively, as

{CB radio}. [acronym]

Syn: Citizens' Band. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • CB radio — 1. a device that transmits and receives radio signals only within a designated band of frequencies. Cf. Citizens Band. 2. a system of private radio communication built around such a device. * * * CB radio variant UK US [ˌsi bi ˈreɪdioʊ]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • CB radio — /si bi ˈreɪdioʊ / (say see bee raydeeoh) noun 1. citizen band radio. 2. the apparatus for receiving and transmitting on citizen band radio. Also, CB …   Australian English dictionary

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  • CB — n. same as {citizens band}; that portion of the radio frequency spectrum allocated by the FCC for the use of individual citizens for short distance personal or business use, from either fixed or mobile stations. Also used attributively, as {CB… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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