chalk talk

\ ˈchȯk-ˌtȯk How to pronounce chalk talk (audio) \

Definition of chalk talk

: a talk or lecture illustrated at a blackboard

Examples of chalk talk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 87 years of existence, the convention has gone from chalk talks over X's and O's to a haven of discussions and panels on various topics concerning prep athletics in this state. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "THSCA convention’s stay in Houston brings record numbers," 23 July 2019 The annual Football Mom's Spring Clinic/Practice featured two hours of involvement for the 15 participants that began with a 30-minute 'chalk talk' and video session. Mike May,, "Moms spend anything but a quiet evening — on the football field," 17 June 2018 When Heimir—pronounced HEY-mir; everyone’s on a first-name basis in Iceland—began his pregame chalk talks in 2012, a time when Iceland was ranked No. Grant Wahl,, "The Little Nation That Can: Iceland's Underdogs Take on the World Cup Stage," 1 June 2018 On the Friday before the team’s game in Week 5, Ross met with the team’s fan club, the Charger Backers, for a weekly 10-minute chalk talk. Dan Woike,, "Ross relives '92 Chargers turnaround from 0-4 to playoffs," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of chalk talk

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Chalk talk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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