See also: bl, bl., .bl, B/L, and B&L

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  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Saint Barthélemy since 2007.
    Synonym: BLM (alpha-3)

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  1. Initialism of British Leyland.

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BL (plural BLs)

  1. (UK military) Initialism of breechloader.
    • 1879, War Office, Manual of Siege and Garrison Artillery Exercises, page 37:
      B.L. cartridges have lubricators choked inside the cartridges of 40-pr. and lower natures.

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BL (not comparable)

  1. (UK military) Initialism of breechloading.

Etymology 2 edit

From Japanese BL (BL), from ボーイズラブ, from English boy+love.

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BL (uncountable)

  1. Initialism of boys' love (yaoi media).

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Etymology edit

From Japanese BL(ビーエル) (bīeru), from ボーイズラブ (bōizu rabu), from English boys + love.

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  1. boys' love (yaoi media); gay, male homosexuality

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  1. ISO 3166-2:CH code of Basel-Landschaft (canton)

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  • IPA(key): [bʲiːe̞ɾɯ̟ᵝ]

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BL(ビーエル) (bīeru

  1. Initialism of ボーイズラブ (bōizu rabu, boys' love).
    Coordinate terms: BL (BL, literally boys' love), GL (GL, literally girls' love), NL (NL, heterosexual love, literally normal love; nonke love), TL (TL, literally teens' love)

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  1. Initialism of 보이즈 러브 (boijeu reobeu, boys' love).