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 Herriott, who never saw the whiteboard, was not surprised Earnest thought the students overreacted. Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2021 The journalist opened his laptop and joined a few other participants in cyberspace for a morning of whiteboard sessions led by Callan and Chris Post, a first responder and photojournalist, who runs a Web site called JournalistSafety.com. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, 25 Oct. 2021 Not far away, in a northern Kabul suburb, colorful children's paintings and a whiteboard with homework hang on the walls of a modest house. Anna Coren, CNN, 30 Sep. 2021 Winslow has posted morning motivational messages for weeks, all scribbled to the same whiteboard. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2021 Also build in time for solo idea generation, which might be shared on a team whiteboard or in the chat, to give even the most introverted members of the team an opportunity for valuable input. Janine Maclachlan, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 Its new virtual whiteboard, called Figjam, comes with interactive features designed to bring these elements back to meetings. Anne Quito, Quartz, 27 May 2021 Traditionally, internal processes came from meeting once or twice a year and playing war games on a whiteboard. Brian Contos, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 Chris Herring’s name has been on the whiteboard over and over again. jsonline.com, 31 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of whiteboard

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Whiteboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whiteboard. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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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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