board·​walk ˈbȯrd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce boardwalk (audio)
: a walk constructed of planking
: a walk constructed along a beach

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 Bloom had arrived on the boardwalk frazzled from subway hassles. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Coney Island is a hotspot for families with its abundance of nostalgia-inducing amusement park rides, charming 2.7-mile-long boardwalk, and wide sandy beaches. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 27 Aug. 2023 Steve is opening some sort of shack on the boardwalk as part of his breakup healing journey. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 17 Aug. 2023 Video of the incident shows a group of what appear to be white men running to the boardwalk, one by one, and attacking a worker, who is Black. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 8 Aug. 2023 The resort town's uptown beaches are a little quieter, while the downtown beaches—from 1st Street to around 27th Street—are located along three miles of Ocean City's lively boardwalk. Karen Cicero, Parents, 1 Aug. 2023 The trails running through Sea Pines Forest Preserve are particularly pretty and include wetland boardwalks over marshes full of wading birds, scenic bridges, and places to stop for a picnic or toss out a fishing line from a dock. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 26 Aug. 2023 Pushing his walker adorned with American flags and four Navy medals, Andrus stepped onto the Mission Beach boardwalk. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2023 From going for a relaxing stroll on the town’s boardwalk to seeing Orange Beach from the water while doing a cruise to getting beautiful views of the water while hanging out at the beach, the beauty of the town will surprise you. Warren Kulo |, al, 14 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of boardwalk was in 1839

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“Boardwalk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


board·​walk ˈbō(ə)rd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce boardwalk (audio)
: a walk of planks especially along a beach

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