chalk·​board | \ ˈchȯk-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce chalkboard (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Attending segregated schools in a small Georgia community, Shirley M. McBay was a prodigy who stood on a chair as a fourth-grader to write on a chalkboard while competing with high school students in solving math problems. Globe Staff,, 19 Dec. 2021 Picture a moment in nuclear physics when monumental discoveries were coming at such a frantic pace that scientists would pile into lecture halls, standing room only, or climb up on pillars to get a better view of equations on a chalkboard. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2021 Tango, a high-end women’s boutique with a Talbots sort of vibe, now puts out a chalkboard on the sidewalk announcing new merchandise from Citizens of Humanity and Paige. Lysandra Ohrstrom, Curbed, 30 Nov. 2021 Your little one paints wooden shapes with black chalkboard paint and then uses chalk markers to create a design. Bridget Degnan,, 4 Dec. 2021 Each plant marker is hand-painted and made with birch wood and includes a removable chalkboard label. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Staff dish up food behind the counter, and a chalkboard menu takes up a large part of one wall. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 28 Sep. 2021 Three million more jobs than available workers; that has to be nails on a chalkboard to the corporate ear used to a very different reality. Liz Elting, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 An eerie, nails-on-a-chalkboard type sound plays the trailer out as the visual fades to a title card. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 1 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of chalkboard

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Chalkboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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