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  • n. A publicly available system of short-distance radio communications, usable by individuals or businesses without a license.
  • n. A radio transceiver capable of operating on the band designated for this system.

Etymologies

For Citizens' Band. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was juggling at the time and that was the most exciting thing I was doing outside of CB radio, which is why I was going to Radio Shack in the first place.

    Marc Benioff's Chance Encounter

  • You don't have to be such a jerk about it, he mutters under his breath, but Yoder, determined to take credit for his student's find, is running to make a call on the CB radio in his pick-up and doesn't hear.

    Treasure Hunting Brings Sunnis, Shiites Together

  • He saw the timetable readDoverand as he reached for the CB radio.

    Arcana Magi - c.14: Arrivals

  • Markdf @360, yeah, yeah, and the Internet is just a fad like CB radio.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • I headed back to the truck bed to find the tin of spark plug chips so I could get inside the cab and see about salvaging the CB radio.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • For the first time, I turned on the CB radio, dialed it to 19, adjusted the static, and pulled up behind the biggest truck and trailer I had ever seen.

    One From The Hart

  • Jarman pulled to a stop on Swamp Road, a rutted dirt track that runs through Hofmann Forest, and called his father, Stevie, on his CB radio.

    The Dream Machine

  • Afternoons and evenings, Sue liked to sit on a love seat next to the sliding glass doors of their modular home, a roomy double-wide, and crochet while she listened to police and fire calls on her CB radio.

    The Dream Machine

  • “Get it, baby!” some trucker who had identified himself as Lou yelled through the CB radio.

    The Hot Box

  • Oh, I remember well when the internet itself was called nothing but CB radio.

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  • "CB Radio", or the Citizens' Band radio service, began in the United States in 1945 and was regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It allocated a radio band for personal communication by citizens. In the late 1960's and 1970's, handheld technology for CB radios improved and use of CB radios became a popular fad.

    April 7, 2011