[chawk-bawrd, -bohrd]


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

Origin of chalkboard

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; chalk + board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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US and Canadian a hard or rigid surface made of a smooth usually dark substance, used for writing or drawing on with chalk, esp in teachingAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): blackboard
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Word Origin and History for chalkboard

also chalk-board, 1816, from chalk (n.) + board (n.1).

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