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[chawk-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈtʃɔkˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a blackboard, especially a green or other light-colored one.
Origin of chalkboard
1935-40, Americanism; chalk + board Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chalkboard
  • Once again he eschews chalkboard economics in favour of a reader-friendly guide to the economics of everyday life.
  • The diagrams on the chalkboard will still be familiar.
  • After a little time at the chalkboard they had their plan in place.
  • Thistle lists its ever-changing menu on a chalkboard, along with the names of its purveyors.
  • The teacher turned to the chalkboard, her book open on the desk, and began to write instructions for the children to copy.
  • For others, following a process step-by-step on the chalkboard or whiteboard makes much more sense.
  • Out went the stalwarts of traditional math: the rote memorization drills, the droning chalkboard lectures.
  • Seating is at contemporary dark-wood tables and booths, and a giant chalkboard displays the menu.
  • The relaxed setting features exposed brick walls, chalkboard menus, hardwood floors and ceiling fans.
  • The dinning room has bright lighting, table seating, fish decorations and chalkboard menu on the wall.
British Dictionary definitions for chalkboard


(US & Canadian) 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for chalkboard

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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