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blackboard

a hard or rigid surface made of a smooth usually dark substance, used for writing or drawing on with chalk, esp in teaching

blackboard

[′blak‚bȯrd]
(materials)
A panel, usually black but sometimes colored, for writing on with chalk. Also known as chalkboard.

blackboard

(1) See Blackboard Learning System.

(2) The traditional classroom presentation board that is written on with chalk and erased with a felt pad. Although originally black, "white" boards and colored chalks are also used. Collaborative blackboards on the computer are called "whiteboards," because screen backgrounds are typically white (see whiteboard).
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Phillips took a chalk crayon and wrote on the blackboard above her head.
Since you refuse to tell me who wrote it, open it yourself, take this chalk, and copy the contents on the blackboard that we may all enjoy them.
With flashing eyes she tore open the letter, snatched up the chalk, and dashed at the blackboard.
If she hated him so intensely that she would rather write that note on the blackboard than sit with him, what use was it to sigh like a furnace longer for her?
Today's announcement strengthens Blackboards position -- it is already in use by more than 280 of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities -- as the leading online learning platform for higher education and K-12.
Hosting Service Launches With Blackboard CourseInfo;
The new service will be available first for Blackboard CourseInfo and, soon, for Blackboard Campus.
Blackboard Campus is the company's enterprise-level online course system.