chalk talk


noun

a talk or lecture in which the speaker illustrates points by drawing on a blackboard: The coach gave a chalk talk before the big game.

Nearby words

  1. chalk,
  2. chalk and talk,
  3. chalk line,
  4. chalk out,
  5. chalk stripe,
  6. chalk up,
  7. chalk-mark,
  8. chalkboard,
  9. chalkface,
  10. chalkpit

Origin of chalk talk

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for chalk talk

chalk talk

noun

US and Canadian an informal lecture with pertinent points, explanatory diagrams, etc, shown on a blackboard
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