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chalk
  1. (uncountable) A soft, white, powdery limestone.
  2. (countable) A piece of chalk, or, more often, processed compressed chalk, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard.
  3. Tailor's chalk.
  4. (uncountable, climbing) A white powdery substance used to prevent hands slipping from holds when climbing, sometimes but not always limestone-chalk.
  5. (US, military, countable) A platoon-sized group of airborne soldiers.
  6. (US, sports, chiefly basketball) The prediction that there will be no upsets, and the favored competitor will win.
  7. Synonyms:
    1. colored chalk, crayon, oil pastel, pastel
chalkstone
  1. A mass of chalk.
  2. (medicine) A chalk-like concretion, consisting mainly of urate of sodium, found in those affected with gout; a tophus.
chalkface
  1. (geology) A cliff or quarry exposing chalk, e.g. the White Cliffs of Dover
  2. (education) The environment where teaching is carried out, specifically a school.
chalking
  1. Something chalked on a surface.
  2. (painting) The appearance of non-gloss paint on an exterior surface due to chemical deterioration and removal by weather.
chalkbrood
  1. A fungal disease of honey bees that gives the bodies of affected larvae a white and chalky appearance.
chalkdust
  1. The fine white powder remaining after chalk is erased from a chalkboard
chalkland
  1. land in which the underlying geology is chalk
chalkpit
  1. A quarry where chalk is found.
chalkiness
  1. The state of being chalky.
chalkstones
  1. plural of chalkstone
chalklands
  1. plural of chalkland
chalkfaces
  1. plural of chalkface
chalkings
  1. plural of chalking
chalkpits
  1. plural of chalkpit
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