chalk talk

chalk talk
a talk that uses a blackboard and chalk
Hypernyms: ↑talk

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a talk or lecture in which the speaker illustrates points by drawing on a blackboard: The coach gave a chalk talk before the big game.
[1830-40, Amer.]

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chalk talk noun (N American)
An informal talk or lecture using explanatory notes and diagrams on a blackboard
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Main Entry:chalk

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chalk talk,
a lecture illustrated by drawings and diagrams in chalk on a blackboard: »

The coaching staff presents the complete game plan for Sunday's battle in a series of chalk talks (New Yorker).

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n. a talk or lecture in which the speaker uses blackboard and chalk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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