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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During one of the coffee mornings hosted by Lisa, Kate pressgangs Lisa into writing down the suggestions on a whiteboard of other things the wives can do. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Military Wives': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 7 Sep. 2019 Areas for robotics, a welding room, painting room, 3D printing area in spaces with whiteboards and educational software are part of the center, said Jill Franxman, a marketing director for CovCath. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Covington Catholic unveils finished $10 million expansion Sunday: Chapel Tower a focal point," 22 Aug. 2019 Allred, a cherubic figure with a brushstroke of strawberry blonde hair, has just finished a brainstorm on the topic of automating Lambda’s admissions; a whiteboard behind him holds a sketch of potential pipelines. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Lambda School's For-Profit Plan to Solve Student Debt," 26 Aug. 2019 The whiteboard still lists the cows that were hurt or sick, the silver tanks are redolent of sour milk, and cobwebs cover the milking pumps. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Farmers fight to save their land in rural Minnesota as trade war intensifies," 12 Aug. 2019 Your voice assistant could summarize whiteboard scribbles and spoken minutes from a meeting and prompt you to send the notes to all participants. Tero Tolonen, Quartz at Work, "Voice assistants are going to make our work lives better—and noisier," 26 July 2019 The guy held up a whiteboard asking his now-fiancée to marry him for 365 days in a row, unbeknownst to her. Maria Yagoda, PEOPLE.com, "Scavenger Hunts, Hot Dogs & Home Depot: 14 of the Most Over-the-Top Proposals," 20 June 2019 Ten months later, fans watched Hayley die, precisely as the whiteboard had promised. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, "Vampire Diaries creator talks keeping series finale secret, that major Originals leak," 4 June 2019 Mayfield crashes other meetings Browns wide receivers coach Adam Henry noted last week how Mayfield is often in the wide receivers room, writing on the whiteboard. Scott Patsko, cleveland.com, "Inside the Browns QB room: Collaboration, sharp backups and a running joke," 12 Aug. 2019

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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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