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noun (uncountable and countable; plural chalks)
  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.
  5. ,(military),(countable) A platoon-sized group of airborne soldiers
(wikipedia, chalk (military)) Translations: 
  • Dutch: krijt , krijtje
  • French: craie(fr)f
  • German: Kreide(de)f
  • Italian: gessetto
  • Spanish: tiza , gis (italbrac, Mexico)
verb 
  1. To apply chalk to anything, such as the tip of a billiards cue
  2. To record something, as on a blackboard, using chalk.
  3. To use powdered chalk to mark the lines on a playing field.
  4. (figuratively) To record a score or event, as if on a chalkboard.
Etymology: Old English cealc, borrowed from calxLatin, calx, limestone, borrowed from , pebble.


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