chalk·​board | \ˈchȯk-ˌbȯrd \

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About a 15-minute-walk away is Embargo Wine Bar, an upbeat spot with charcuterie plates, chalkboard menus, and a bar lined with bottles from Moldovan producers such as Chateau Cristi and Minis Terrios. Alia Akkam, Vogue, "Why Moldova Is a Wine Destination Worth Knowing Now," 27 Sep. 2018 The cavernous hall is lined with weathered wood banquettes, chalkboard menus, and checked curtains, and its beer garden tumbles from terrace to lakeshore. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 Javier Zarracina/Vox The coffee shop in my Brooklyn neighborhood has a chalkboard outside. Dan Nosowitz, Vox, "The super-popular cannabis compound, explained.," 1 Nov. 2018 Old chalkboards are the backdrop for one of Gibson’s pieces. Carol Kino, WSJ, "‘90s Club-Kid Meets Modern Abstraction In Jeffrey Gibson’s Solo Show," 4 Oct. 2018 The business already has a chalkboard set up on the wall where people can buy their neighbors a beer. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stock House Brewing Co. wants to pull up a bar stool in Tosa," 23 Jan. 2018 For homeowners who no longer love the look or color of their fridges, but don't want to chuck a perfectly good appliance, consider dousing it with a coat of chalkboard paint. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Chalkboard Fridges Are Having a Moment," 19 June 2017 Players and coaches are exposed to pretty much every style of play ever drawn up on a chalkboard, which demands a level of tactical know-how and flexibility that is unrivaled in the world’s top professional leagues. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "The Premier League’s World Cup Takeover," 8 July 2018 To better see the chalkboard, the 12-year-old moved to the front of the classroom, but in time, the indignities piled up. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, "A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses," 5 May 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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a knickknack or trinket

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