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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Synonyms for boardwalk


mall, promenade, walk

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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

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There are also bottomless sides like mac and cheese, boardwalk fries and more ($54.95). Grace Wong,, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018 And like Bruce Springsteen's 1972 debut album, the cocktail is inspired by Asbury Park's vibrant boardwalk, which is currently undergoing a multi-billion dollar makeover by iStar. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "Designer Cocktail: The Boardwalk," 20 Mar. 2019 Six people were injured in a shooting early Thursday near the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, officials said. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "Six people injured in shooting near Virginia Beach boardwalk," 5 July 2018 According to the News-Journal, the roller coaster is called the Sand Blaster and opened at the boardwalk in August 2013. Jeff Weiner,, "Roller coaster derails in Daytona Beach, six injured in accident," 15 June 2018 Councilwoman Lorie Zapf recently tried to ban the electric scooters on boardwalks in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach following a spate of injury reports from collisions. Joshua Emerson Smith,, "San Diego "chargers" flock downtown as app-based scooter craze soars," 29 May 2018 The scenic beachscape was even complete with its own tiki hut and mini boardwalk, which Karl later took his final bow on. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Turned Its Runway Into a Beach—Complete With an Ocean and Lifeguards On Duty," 2 Oct. 2018 Kaanapali Beach Resort is made up of 13 properties woven around two premier golf courses and a lush beachfront boardwalk, lined with exceptional dining, shopping and entertainment. The Seattle Times, "Winter getaway: Stay and play in Kaanapali, Maui," 15 Aug. 2018 The 73-acre park offers hiking trails, boardwalks through the wetlands and picnic areas. Debi Eimer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Never hear 'I'm bored' again: 40 things to do for fun this summer if you live on the North Shore," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of boardwalk

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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