Definition of blackboard
: a hard smooth usually dark surface used especially in a classroom for writing or drawing on with chalk
Recent Examples of blackboard from the Web
Blackboards display welcoming messages in colorful chalk, and some walls are painted in eye-popping orange and green-apple colors.
The point is to provide a compelling contrast to the content pumped out by most education startups, which consists mostly of teachers standing in a classroom, lecturing away and writing on a blackboard.
It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.
Blue Plate Kitchen, 333 N. Main St., West Hartford, offers breakfast blackboard specials starting at 7 a.m., including a sausage, pepper and mozzarella frittata ($15) and steak and eggs with 10-ounce top sirloin ($21).
Instead of focusing on astronauts, the show is about the behind-the-scenes folks, the ones who calculated on blackboards, toyed with cutting-edge technologies and cleaned up after experiments went awry.
Blackboards are filled with whimsical chalk art of fish, an octopus, seahorses and crabs plus a steer jumping over a moon with a chef in hot pursuit.
There was Einstein at a blackboard, Einstein in a car, Einstein sticking out his tongue, Einstein smoking a pipe.
Instead, customers order from the day's suggestions listed on a blackboard.
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First Known Use of blackboard
BLACKBOARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blackboard for English Language Learners
: a smooth, dark surface that is used for writing on with chalk in a classroom
BLACKBOARD Defined for Kids
Definition of blackboard for Students
: a hard smooth dark surface used for writing or drawing on with chalk
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