What does the word handbill mean?

Usage examples for handbill

  1. Yesterday, at the Council of War, however, he was compelled to acknowledge his error when I handed him a scarlet handbill calling upon the British to make a concerted attack upon us at ten o'clock. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  2. Mind, I'm not accusing anyone, he went on; but this person disappeared from your house, Mr. Basket, and in your place I'd put myself right with the public by getting out a handbill at once. – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch