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Etymology

From Old English cealc, borrowed from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] calx (limestone), borrowed from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khaliks), pebble).

Pronunciation

IPA SAMPA
GenAm /ʧɑk/ /tSAk/
RP /ʧɔːk/ /tSO:k/

Noun

chaulk (uncountable and countable; plural chaulks)

  1. (uncountable) A soft, white, powdery limestone.
  2. (countable) A piece of chaulk, or, more often, processed compressed chaulk, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard.
  3. Tailor's chaulk.
  4. (uncountable) (climbing) A white powdery substance used to prevent hands slipping from holds when climbing.

Translations

to prevent from falling when climbing

Verb

Infinitive
to chaulk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to chaulk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To record something, as on a blackboard, using chaulk.
  2. (transitive) To use powdered chaulk to mark the lines on a playing field.
  3. (transitive) (figuratively) To record a score or event, as if on a chaulkboard.

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