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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Immediately after the incident, the council voted to install temporary barriers at intersections along the boardwalk. Emily Alpert Reyes,, "L.A. to pay up to $14 million to settle lawsuits over deadly Venice Beach boardwalk crash," 5 June 2018 Artists Paint OC: Plein Air Event: Artists from all over set up their easels along the boardwalk, bayside and beaches to capture the views of OC. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 8-12., "Ocean City 2018 calendar of events," 11 May 2018 Many watch from Atlantic City’s beaches and boardwalk, but for suggestions on viewing locations, go to Wesley Case,, "Jersey Shore: What's new, events not to miss in 2018," 10 May 2018 Now, the area is regularly used for fishing and paddling, and is enjoyable via new trails, boardwalks, beaches, restaurants, concert venues and other amenities, Goodman said. James F. Mccarty,, "Cuyahoga River to celebrate new achievements for improved public access, aesthetics," 27 Apr. 2018 Stroll the pedestrians-only Malecón (boardwalk) from the border south along the Pacific. James Clark,, "Meet the neighbors with Tijuana daytrip," 19 Apr. 2018 Golf course ghosts The Northlake Nature Center today is a sprawling oasis, with its trails and boardwalks covering more than 400 acres nestled between Pelican Park and U.S. 190. Mike Scott,, "In a Mandeville swamp, an accidental memorial to a historically crooked politican," 10 Apr. 2018 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

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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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