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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The pageant is an extended advertisement not for taffy shops on the boardwalk, or now for a particular Beautiful Bathing Girl, but indeed for the opposite: for the Beautiful Bathing Girl, as a general idea. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Miss America 2.0: The Inner Beauty Pageant?," 5 June 2018 Along the boardwalk is the Clans Pavilion, telling the stories of several of the surviving Seminole clans. Richard Tribou,, "Explore Florida's Hendry County: Seminole history alive and well," 6 May 2018 Old school, new school Off the boardwalk, AC still boasts some old school destinations that are worth venturing from the confines of the nearest blackjack table. Robert Digiacomo, USA TODAY, "New Hard Rock Casino gives Atlantic City a hot hand," 29 June 2018 Tropicana There’s a wide-open area near the Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant at the north end of the casino, right off the boardwalk. Ed Barkowitz,, "So where will Atlantic City casinos put their sportsbooks?," 7 June 2018 At the Jersey shore and other beach towns of the Northeast, the monuments to summer are bike rental places and pizza stands, surf shops and dive bars—and most of all, that great summer highway, the boardwalk. Pat Cunnane, WSJ, "Goodbye to Summer, Just as It Begins," 5 July 2018 On the same day, June 28, another failed casino — the epically disastrous Revel — is being reanimated a short stroll up the boardwalk as the Ocean Resort. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Can Sports Betting Do for Atlantic City What Donald Trump Couldn’t?," 25 June 2018 The area includes the Malecon, the popular seaside boardwalk with restaurants, bars and tacky souvenirs galore. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Puerto Penasco: A first-timer's guide to affordable Mexican beach town," 25 June 2018 The Concord Point Lighthouse, a boardwalk promenade, waterside restaurants, and the iconic railroad bridge contribute to the city’s picturesque appeal. Algerina Perna,, "Exploring historical Havre de Grace," 22 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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