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.
(US & Canadian) an informal lecture with pertinent points, explanatory diagrams, etc, shown on a blackboard


A lecture, lesson, etc, accompanied by sketches: The coach gave us a chalk-talk about the blitz (1880s+)


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