Meaning of “blackboard” in the English Dictionary

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"blackboard" in British English

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blackboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈblæk.bɔːd/ us /-bɔːrd/ US also chalkboard

A2 a dark surface on a wall or frame that a teacher writes on with chalk (= white substance)


  • Alice rubbed the blackboard clean for the teacher.
  • She rubbed the sums off the blackboard for the teacher.
  • I hate the scrape of chalk on a blackboard.
  • The lecturer illustrated his point with a diagram on the blackboard.
  • My daughter has a blackboard in her bedroom.

(Definition of “blackboard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blackboard" in American English

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blackboardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈblækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

(Definition of “blackboard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)