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blackboard

[ blak-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈblækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun
a sheet of smooth, hard material, especially dark slate, used in schools, lecture rooms, etc., for writing or drawing on with chalk.
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Also called chalkboard.
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Origin of blackboard

First recorded in 1815–25; black + board
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British Dictionary definitions for blackboard

blackboard
/ (ˈblækˌbɔːd) /

noun
a hard or rigid surface made of a smooth usually dark substance, used for writing or drawing on with chalk, esp in teaching
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