blackboard

noun black·board \ ˈblak-ˌbȯrd \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of blackboard

: a hard smooth usually dark surface used especially in a classroom for writing or drawing on with chalk

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First Known Use of blackboard

1739


BLACKBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

blackboard

noun

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

blackboard

noun black·board \ ˈblak-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of blackboard for Students

: a hard smooth dark surface used for writing or drawing on with chalk


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