board·​walk | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌwȯk \

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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As can be surmised, the boardwalk is one of the main attractions for tourists and locals alike, allowing visitors to view sculptures, browse local stores, and grab a bite from vendors or nearby restaurants. Alex Vros, Fox News, "Puerto Vallarta: How this popular Hollywood haunt became a world-class getaway," 19 July 2018 Chowdown champions faced off Wednesday at Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island boardwalk. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo win Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest," 2 Oct. 2018 The baby still woke before dawn, but in Miami that just meant a stroll on the boardwalk to South Beach for cortados by the dozen. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 The Kebab House has replaced a TGI Friday’s on the boardwalk, now a humble respite for about 3,500 Americans working at the Kandahar Air Field. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, "In Kandahar, U.S. Troops Remain, Even if Salsa Night Is Gone," 9 Aug. 2018 According to city documents, the path should be 10 feet wide and may include paved and boardwalk sections. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Oconomowoc trail project planned for 2019," 18 June 2018 The park features a waterfall, walkways, a boardwalk overlook, benches, interpretive signs and public art. Peggy O’hare, San Antonio Express-News, "Tenants complain of displacement as new park opens," 10 May 2018 The improvements at the center also call for building the second half of a new boardwalk, completing a half-mile loop through the center’s coastal hammocks. Marci Shatzman,, "Boca Raton nature center to get new 40-foot overlook tower," 4 July 2018 The flip-flop has come a long way from being the post-pedicure footwear of nail salons and the lazy shoe of beach boardwalks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Let’s Hear It for the Return of the Non-Fashion Flip-Flop," 20 June 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

: a wooden path along a beach


board·​walk | \ ˈbȯrd-ˌwȯk \

Kids Definition of boardwalk

: a walk made of planks especially along a beach

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