boardwalk

noun
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 The film opens with an origin story, first with a meet-cute between young, lonely Shaggy and stray pup Scooby on the Venice Beach boardwalk and then a Halloween run-in with their fellow meddling kids who will become their partners and confidantes. Brian Truitt, Detroit Free Press, "Animated ‘Scooby-Doo’ reboot is hounded by complications," 14 May 2020 At least the date is appropriately dignity-free: Jamie and Trevor will be busking on the Venice Beach boardwalk for tips. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Listen to Your Heart," 21 Apr. 2020 Visitors must always remain on boardwalks and exercise extreme caution. Washington Post, "2 men banned from park for years for walking on Old Faithful," 9 Jan. 2020 The line stretched for several blocks along the boardwalk. Fox News, "Jersey Shore town's beach badge sale draws hundreds ahead of reopening for Memorial Day weekend," 17 May 2020 Lying or sitting on the sand will not be allowed, coolers and canopies are still prohibited and parking lots, piers and boardwalks will remain closed. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: May 11-12," 13 May 2020 Expect a range of restrictions, including closed parking lots, piers and boardwalks. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: A special election and more in the week ahead," 11 May 2020 The family spent summers in Ocean City, Maryland, a sleepy village with arcades and hotels along a boardwalk. New York Times, "‘Pelosi,’ by Molly Ball: An Excerpt," 5 May 2020 Along the boardwalk there are people walking, jogging, walking their dogs, singly or in couples. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of boardwalk

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of boardwalk was in 1839

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5 Jun 2020

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“Boardwalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boardwalk. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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boardwalk

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English Language Learners Definition of boardwalk

chiefly US : a wooden path along a beach

boardwalk

noun
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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