Definition of the chalkface noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the chalkface

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtʃɔːkfeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɔːkfeɪs//
 
[singular](British English)
 
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used to talk about the activity of teaching in a school, especially as compared with theories of education or with tasks such as preparing and marking work teachers at the chalkface