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chalkboard

[ chawk-bawrd, -bohrd ]

noun

  1. a blackboard, especially a green or other light-colored one.


chalkboard

/ ˈtʃɔːkˌbɔːd /

noun

  1. a hard or rigid surface made of a smooth usually dark substance, used for writing or drawing on with chalk, esp in teaching Also called (in Britain and certain other countries)blackboard


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chalkboard1

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; chalk + board

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Example Sentences

Improvements were slow and small–one year a mud and straw wall replaced a tent flap, the next we would be given a chalkboard for school in place of hanging paper.

From Time

We were surprised that some of the apartment’s weirder elements in the photos—a massive chalkboard and one very long, very salmon pink wall—hadn’t been removed or painted over before we moved in.

From Quartz

By the end of one of his lectures, the chalkboard would be dusty from his scribbling of matrix equations and linear curves.

Instead, artfully scrawl the evening’s courses on a reusable chalkboard the same way a restaurant might announce its nightly specials.

They made sense in the rarefied world of chalkboard equations, but in the far messier realm of the universe itself, the conditions might not exist to allow so tidy a stellar collapse.

From Time

A Belgian church has a chalkboard sitting at the pulpit with the jungle peeking through the windows behind it.

Then they stood in front of the chalkboard, smug and self-satisfied.

“We have classes here,” she adds, pointing to a chalkboard behind her.

Especially when the one you love has a voice like nails on a helium-soaked chalkboard.

They were painted as quickly as possible, in front of their subjects – a tombstone and a chalkboard.

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