white·​board | \ ˈhwīt-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce whiteboard (audio) , ˈwīt-\

Definition of whiteboard

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

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Chairs, tables and whiteboards are on wheels, allowing the room to be configured for a range of activities (books now occupy another space). Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "The Classroom of Tomorrow Takes its Cues From Tech Startups," 19 Apr. 2018 This morning at London Gatwick airport, one of the busiest in the U.K., passengers huddled around whiteboards where airline employees dutifully updated arrival and departure times by hand for several hours. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Technical Difficulties Send Airport Running for the Whiteboards," 20 Aug. 2018 McGee and Stephenson are older, but age does not always produce acumen, as James discovered when 14-year veteran guard J.R. Smith forgot the score in Game 1 of the Finals, prompting the scrap with the whiteboard. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Fit For The King: LeBron James and the Lakers Form Hollywood's Ultimate Marriage," 11 July 2018 The corridors were lined whiteboard walls meant to encourage spur-of-the-moment brainstorms. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "DXC Technology's New Orleans office is now open," 23 May 2018 Dorsey also said Mayfield's shining performance on the whiteboard helped his cause. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "Baker Mayfield was 'the guy' for John Dorsey after private workout, just like for Hue Jackson," 2 May 2018 So, from the beginning, Slack forwent whiteboard interviews in favor of a blind code review—modeled on the blind auditions that orchestras hold—in which candidates are given a problem to complete at home. Jessica Nordell, The Atlantic, "How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity," 26 Apr. 2018 Travelers to Gatwick Airport today are being forced to get flight information off a whiteboard after a Verizon fibre optic cable failure left information screens across all terminals blank. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Information Screens at Gatwick Airport Are Currently Down," 20 Aug. 2018 One day in mid-July, Beltrán arrived at Minute Maid Park to find a curious message scrawled on the clubhouse’s whiteboard. Ben Reiter, SI.com, "Why Carlos Beltrán Was the Perfect Addition to Aid the Astros' Journey to the World Series," 9 July 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of whiteboard

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


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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