chalkboard

[ chawk-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈtʃɔkˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. chalk out,
  2. chalk stripe,
  3. chalk talk,
  4. chalk up,
  5. chalk-mark,
  6. chalkface,
  7. chalkpit,
  8. chalkrail,
  9. chalkstone,
  10. chalky

Origin of chalkboard

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chalkboard

chalkboard

/ (ˈtʃɔːkˌbɔːd) /

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for chalkboard

chalkboard

n.

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

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