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CB and variants may refer to:


  • Concrete block/cinder block, also breeze block [UK], foundation block [US], see concrete masonry unit (CMU)



Honours and awards (civil and military)[edit]



  • CB-class midget submarine, was a group of midget submarines built for the Italian Navy during World War II
  • Construction Battalion, a United States Navy unit responsible for constructing airstrips and roadways, popularly known as "Seabees"
  • Large Cruiser, retired US Navy hull classification symbol



Science and medical[edit]

  • Cannabinoids, a group of substances that bind to animal cannabinoid receptors
  • Captive bubble, a surface analysis method
  • Columbium, an obsolete abbreviation (now known as niobium)
  • Critical bands, the frequency bandwidths of human auditory filters
  • Cumulonimbus cloud, a type of cloud that is tall, dense, and involved in thunderstorms and other intense weather


Sports people[edit]

  • Charles Barkley (born 1963), professional basketball player
  • Chris Benoit (1967–2007), Canadian professional wrestler, famous for his work in WCW and WWE
  • Chris Bosh (born 1984), professional basketball player currently with the Miami Heat


Other uses[edit]

  • Care Bears, a set of characters appearing on greeting cards and in other media
  • Charlie Brown, the main character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
  • Chastity belt, a locking item of clothing designed to prevent sexual intercourse
  • Chef Boyardee, canned food
  • Chuck Bass, a character on the series Gossip Girl
  • Cold beer, an abbreviation commonly used by fraternity members in the Southeastern United States
  • Corned beef, a cut of beef cured or pickled in a seasoned brine
  • Cowboy Bebop, a 1998 anime and manga series
  • Cracker Barrel, an American restaurant chain
  • Crash Bandicoot, a series of video games and its eponymous main character
  • C.U. Burn, a cult Irish-language TV comedy series featuring sibling funeral directors and their rundown crematorium
  • The Chemical Brothers, British electronic music act