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noun (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: 
  • Dutch: krijt , krijtje
  • French: craie
  • German: Kreide
  • Spanish: tiza
Etymology: Old English cealc, borrowed from calxLatin, calx, limestone, borrowed from , pebble.


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