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Etymology

From black + board, because such surfaces were once typically made of black slate.

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Noun

Singular
blackboard

Plural
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Physicist Paul Dirac at the blackboard.
  1. A large flat surface, finished with black slate or a similar material, that can be written upon with chalk and subsequently erased; a chalkboard

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Verb

Infinitive
to blackboard

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to blackboard (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To use a blackboard to assist in an informal discussion.

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