board·​walk | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce boardwalk (audio) \

Definition of boardwalk

1 : a walk constructed of planking
2 : a walk constructed along a beach

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Examples of boardwalk in a Sentence

the town's old-fashioned beachfront boardwalk has been a tourist attraction since the 1920s
Recent Examples on the Web An assemblyman wants extra coronavirus testing and vaccination sites at the Jersey Shore, perhaps along the boardwalk for the summer season. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Disney smiles, boardwalk shots, parklet program: News from around our 50 states," 31 Mar. 2021 That includes funding to freshen up the plant beds along the boardwalk that runs down the middle of Georgia Street and fix the tiles for a smooth walking experience. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, "Upcoming NCAA Tournament spurs these 4 improvements in downtown Indianapolis," 12 Mar. 2021 Visitors still come, however, attracted to the park to view the amassing crowd of sea cows, easily seen maneuvering through the water from a scenic half-mile boardwalk that lines the spring. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Up close with Florida manatees at Blue Spring State Park, a nature-made, Orlando-area retreat," 31 Dec. 2020 One boardwalk stretches over bayhead swamp on the Fallen Log Crossing and another leads up to the Osprey Overlook set under the shade of a pavilion. Patrick Connolly,, "Florida Fresh Air: Tibet-Butler Preserve offers scenic hiking near Disney," 16 Apr. 2021 But on Friday, music filled the air, as high-speed coasters and the iconic Ferris wheel got moving again and the entire boardwalk returned to some semblance of its old self, despite being limited to one-third capacity. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, "The Thrills Are Back at Coney Island's Amusement Parks After a 529-day Shutdown," 12 Apr. 2021 This moderate three-mile hike takes visitors past phenomenal views of Lassen Peak, across lush alpine meadows, and onto a boardwalk that meanders through an active hydrothermal basin. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, "Teetering on the Edge of Volcanoes," 3 Mar. 2021 The Trump Plaza has stood for years as one of the city’s most visible eyesores, occupying prime land near the oceanfront boardwalk. New York Times, "Watch the Trump Era in Atlantic City End With 3,000 Sticks of Dynamite," 17 Feb. 2021 Right now, cyclists and pedestrians share the bumpy boardwalk above the roadway that’s often clogged with gawking tourists. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "The Brooklyn Bridge Finally Gets Its Own Bike Path! Except …," 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of boardwalk

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 May 2021

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“Boardwalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of boardwalk

chiefly US : a wooden path along a beach


board·​walk | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce boardwalk (audio) \

Kids Definition of boardwalk

: a walk made of planks especially along a beach

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