whiteboard

noun
white·board | \ˈhwīt-ˌbȯrd, ˈwīt-\

Definition of whiteboard 

: a hard smooth white surface used for writing or drawing on with markers

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On a whiteboard behind her are the vocabulary words for the day: butter, skillet, spatula, maple syrup. Anya Van Wagtendonk, Philly.com, "For these immigrants, flipping pancakes and learning English go hand-in-hand," 12 July 2018 Everything on the whiteboards was just all stuff related to what schools were going to launch next. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days," 10 July 2018 The living room was the office with all these monitors and workstations set up everywhere and just whiteboards as far as the eye can see. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days," 10 July 2018 Google launched its own $5,000 digital whiteboard last year, pricing it $4,000 below Microsoft’s 55-inch Surface Hub. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft’s vision of the future becomes reality," 15 May 2018 With his marker and whiteboard in hand, Guy breaks down complex verbs, colloquial expressions and witty slang while teaching the history of this bustling and dynamic neighborhood. Joe Yudin, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Israel," 5 Oct. 2016 Florence Falatko’s fifth-grade students at Cromwell Valley Elementary Magnet School do not learn mathematics sitting at their desks, taking notes as their teacher lectures at the whiteboard. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Cromwell Valley teacher wins presidential award for math education," 10 July 2018 One day at their office, Brown walked over to a whiteboard, drew an outline of a human brain in orange marker and turned to face Combs and me. Haley Sweetland Edwards, Time, "You're Addicted to Your Smartphone. This Company Thinks It Can Change That," 13 Apr. 2018 The phone — as ubiquitous in an NBA workspace as X's and O's on the whiteboard — has the locker-room veteran breaking the rules. Candace Buckner, chicagotribune.com, "NBA players know they're addicted to their phones — good luck getting them to unplug," 20 Mar. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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whiteboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of whiteboard

: a large board with a smooth white surface that can be written on with special markers

whiteboard

noun
white·board | \ˈhwīt-ˌbȯrd, ˈwīt-\

Kids Definition of whiteboard

: a large board with a smooth white surface that can be written on with special markers

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