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A.B. abbreviation of "artium baccalaureus" (Latin); Bachelor of Arts.
B and B abbreviation of "Bed and Breakfast," an establishment offering lodging and breakfast, or the bed and breakfast thus offered. [2 definitions]
B cell a type of white blood cell, produced in the bone marrow, that makes antibodies that fight off disease.
B horizon the subsoil in a geologic soil profile, bearing a concentration of material leached from the topsoil.
B-1 a heavy U.S. jet bomber built for the 1980s.
B-17 a four-engine U.S. bomber extensively used in World War II; Flying Fortress.
B-29 a heavy U.S. bomber used late in World War II; Superfortress.
B-52 a heavy U.S. bomber with eight jet engines.
B-girl a woman employed by a drinking establishment to act as a companion for male customers and entice them to buy expensive drinks.
B.A. abbreviation of "Bachelor of Arts," an undergraduate degree conferred on a person who has completed a curriculum in the liberal arts; A.B.
B.C.1 abbreviation of "before Christ" (used in designating dates); B.C.E.
B.C.2 abbreviation of "British Columbia," a Canadian province on the Pacific coast.
B.C.E. abbreviation of "before the common era" (used in designating dates); B.C.
B.O. abbreviation of "body odor."
B.S.1 abbreviation of "Bachelor of Science," an undergraduate degree conferred on a person who has completed a curriculum in science, technology, or the like.
B.S.2 (often l.c.) (vulgar slang) abbreviation of "bullshit," lies, exaggerations, boasts, or the like.
B.W.I. abbreviation of "British West Indies," the Caribbean islands that are members of the Commonwealth, such as Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Bar-B-Que variant of barbecue.
G.B. abbreviation of "Great Britain," the main island of the United Kingdom, off the coast of France, occupied by England, Scotland, and Wales, and including some adjacent islands. (Cf. United Kingdom.)
LL.B. abbreviation of "legum baccalaureus" (Latin); Bachelor of Laws.