white·​board ˈ(h)wīt-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce whiteboard (audio)
: a hard smooth white surface used for writing or drawing on with markers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web District teacher Kyra Porter rarely instructs her students from the whiteboard. Jackie Valley, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Apr. 2023 Players, though, are not Xs and Os on a whiteboard. The Arizona Republic, 20 Feb. 2023 Porter, who recently announced her 2024 California Senate bid, has gained notoriety during her tenure on the Oversight Committee for grilling corporate executives and others, often with a whiteboard, in confrontations that frequently go viral online. Ryan King, Washington Examiner, 18 Jan. 2023 This might mean that the parents provide materials, such as Play-Doh or a whiteboard. Steven Lindsey, Dallas News, 10 Jan. 2023 In another scene, Patrick Kane and Richardson go over strategy at the whiteboard. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 6 Nov. 2022 Alex Baron writes a set list on the whiteboard. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2023 There were three messages potentially from three authors written on the whiteboard. Katia Parks, Baltimore Sun, 31 Mar. 2023 The next morning, before a consolation round game against Columbia City, Cardinal saw his name on the whiteboard as one of the team’s five starters. The Indianapolis Star, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'whiteboard.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whiteboard was in 1951

Dictionary Entries Near whiteboard

Cite this Entry

“Whiteboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whiteboard. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Kids Definition


white·​board ˈhwīt-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce whiteboard (audio)
: a hard smooth white surface used for writing or drawing on with markers
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!