white·​board | \ ˈ(h)wīt-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce whiteboard (audio) \

Definition of whiteboard

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

Examples of whiteboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Porter — more specifically her whiteboard — became a popular freshman representative for her pointed questions during House Oversight Committee hearings. Stephanie Lai, Los Angeles Times, "Young Kim defeats Gil Cisneros in another victory for Republicans in Orange County," 13 Nov. 2020 The voice stoplight on the whiteboard, which tracks the noise level in the room, was lifeless. Kevin Reynolds, Dallas News, "How do teachers connect with students during changing classroom needs amid a pandemic?," 18 Sep. 2020 There is a little desk, a whiteboard, and bookcase for the kindergartener who attends Language Academy Elementary, which was closed because of the pandemic. Andrea Lopez-villafaña, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Parents share mixed feelings about San Diego Unified’s Phase Two reopening plan," 25 Oct. 2020 But O'Bannon contended the employee was simply screwing a whiteboard into pre-existing holes and that the district had failed to inform Highland students and staff of any asbestos in the school. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Ex-JCPS principal sues, claims district leaders set her up to fail," 19 Oct. 2020 Dunlap, in his 11th season with the Bengals, posted a picture of a whiteboard with his No. 96 listed as third-string on both ends. Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Bengals' DE Carlos Dunlap posts apparent third-string status on Instagram," 24 Oct. 2020 Balancing egos, style preferences and prompting team-first sacrifice is a task more challenging than properly affixing figures on a whiteboard. Scott Kushner, NOLA.com, "Kushner: Stan Van Gundy flopped in Detroit — but the Pelicans are right to think he can win again," 21 Oct. 2020 His one requirement was an enormous whiteboard in the dining room, which would double as his meeting space. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "An Almost-Lake House in Texas, Renovated for Work and Art," 20 Oct. 2020 Before the lockdown, his lab’s whiteboard was dense with notes about how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus might spread indoors. Veronique Greenwood, Wired, "Schools (and Children) Need a Fresh Air Fix," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of whiteboard

1951, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Whiteboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whiteboard. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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