blackboard

noun
black·​board | \ ˈblak-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce blackboard (audio) \

Definition of blackboard

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

Examples of blackboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Someone was posting the score of a concurrent soccer match on a blackboard near the bar. Kyle Smith, National Review, 10 July 2021 The suit also takes issue with a blackboard in a common area that explains how to be an ally to the LGBTQ community, as well as how the school takes on the issue of race, saying white students are made to feel guilty. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 The two first confronted the curdled quagmire on the blackboard, sketching out various diagrams of genetic networks that could explain how the vegetable mutated into its current shape. New York Times, 8 July 2021 The suit also takes issue with a blackboard in a common area that explains how to be an ally to the LGBTQ community, as well as how the school takes on the issue of race, saying white students are made to feel guilty. orlandosentinel.com, 7 July 2021 During my time working as a technical consultant for the CBS show MacGyver, creating equations that would be displayed on a blackboard in the show was my favorite part. Rhett Allain, Wired, 25 June 2021 The work features a desk bursting with bottles and steampunk dials, beneath a blackboard bearing lists of herbs and Afro-Caribbean deities. Peter Saenger, WSJ, 21 May 2021 Lue and his staff can stand at the blackboard and run through every option in the book, but the math isn’t going to change. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 26 May 2021 Officials gathered for brainstorms, a process that involved consulting dictionaries and thesauri and scribbling ideas on a blackboard. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 16 May 2021

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First Known Use of blackboard

1739, in the meaning defined above

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“Blackboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackboard. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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blackboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blackboard

: a smooth, dark surface that is used for writing on with chalk in a classroom

blackboard

noun
black·​board | \ ˈblak-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce blackboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of blackboard

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

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